The teachers’ lounge and its role in improving learning environments in schools

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    Teachers’ lounges constitute an almost uncharted territory in the educational environment of schools. What happens in the lounge behind its closed doors? What kinds of interactions occur there? What functions does the lounge serve beyond being a place to rest between classes and maybe drink a cup of coffee? Is it a meaningless “non-place�?, lacking any real importance in the culture of schools? Or is it an integral part of school life, with far-reaching consequences for the well-being and success of teachers, administrators and students? What is the nature of the climate of teachers’ lounges and what, if any, is their impact on the school climate and on students’ achievement?.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSchool Climate
    Subtitle of host publicationMeasuring, Improving and Sustaining Healthy Learning Environments
    PublisherTaylor and Francis
    Number of pages18
    ISBN (Electronic)020398398X, 9781135714512
    ISBN (Print)0750706422, 9780750706414
    StatePublished - 1 Jan 2005

    Bibliographical note

    Publisher Copyright:
    © H.Jerome Freiberg 1999. All rights reserved.

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Social Sciences (all)


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