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Document Type


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Master of Social Work (MSW)


Social Work

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1 online resource (79 p.)


Open plan schools -- Oregon -- Beaverton




By the spring of 1972 Beaverton School District had five open space schools in operation and three others under construction. These schools are built without separate, individual classrooms. Space is more flexible and can be used in a number of ways. Open space buildings provide the setting for a new kind of teaching and learning process.

Within the Beaverton School District, the Department of Administrative Services was requested to provide information regarding the operation of the open space teaching and learning process. As a result a plan was developed for a descriptive study of some aspects of open space as practiced in the Beaverton School District. The study was begun in March, 1972 and will continue through June, 1973.This paper is an interim report; the final report will be written upon the completion of the study.

The presentation will describe the theory of open space, the overall plan of the study, the research design, and the data which has been collected through June, 1973.


A report submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Social Work, Portland State University." An interim report on a study of open space as practiced in the Beaverton School District, March 1972-June 1973.

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