This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 Excerpt: ... are built with auditoriums, and these rooms are now being fitted with tablet armchairs in order that they may be used as study halls, ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 Excerpt: ... are built with auditoriums, and these rooms are now being fitted with tablet armchairs in order that they may be used as study halls, thereby increasing the capacity of the buildings. In the basement of some of the New York school buildings, kitchens have been installed which are available not only for the preparation of lunches for the children, but for neighborhood Thanksgiving dinners, quite a number of which have been held in the schools, as well as other festivals. To further extend the purposes for which the rooms may be used, experiments are being made with movable furniture in order to have as many convertible rooms as possible. All roofs in the New York schools are used as play spaces, so that pupils may be readily afforded room for exercise in bad weather. This feature is more particularly applicable in New York where playgrounds are naturally restricted. Social service work in the schools of New York has undergone considerable development, under the auspices of the People's Institute. Several buildings have also been extended and shops for various kinds of industrial work have been added. Some sentiment has arisen in favor of swimiming pools, so much, in fact, that the plans of some of the future buildings and additions to present buildings include such a possibility. Vocational education and social service work in New York seems to have begun to develop formidably, all of which will necessarily have considerable influence on the plans of these buildings. The elementary school buildings of Chicago are provided with auditoriums which are made large enough to seat the entire student population of the building. Booms are also provided for vocational work, and in some instances rooms for library purposes are built. An examination of the plans of sch...Read Less
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