Methodological Approach to Assessing Child Centricity in Urban Schools of India
Environt-behaviour studies have proved the power of the environmental container to impact inhabitants in a significant way. This paper is part of an on-going doctoral research on evaluating building performance of urban Indian schools using Post Occupancy Evaluation as a major tool through its primary users- the students. An appropriate methodology was evolved in response to the outcomes of a pilot survey that identified unique ground situation. It assisted in understanding the status of urban learning environs from point of view of child centricity & in conclusion enabled the research enquiry to recommend parameters for a student-friendly & inclusive school design.
Keywords: Urban Schools; Child Centricity; Inclusive Environs; POE; Appropriate Methodology
eISSN 2514-7528 © 2018. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open-access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.