Student Perceptions of Middle Grades Learning Environments

by Thomas DeVere Wolsey & Cynthia L. Uline

Article description: Researchers used student-generated photographs to mediate interviews with middle grades students about their school environment. Findings suggest that school leaders and facilities planners should be responsive to students’ needs for both personal and social spaces and be aware of ways the built environment may shape the perceptions students hold of the school as a place of learning and of themselves as learners.

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