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 - 1999

Bibliographical note

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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