THE EFFECTS OF SCARCITY OF MASSCOMM FACILITIES
OF PLMAR IN THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE
OF THE 4TH YEAR MASS COMMUNICATION STUDENTS
BAYNO, PAUL JAYCHO
DE LEON, DIVINE GRACE
ESPELITA, JERIE ANN
RABANOS, NATHANIEL B.
PAMANTASAN NG LUNGSOD NG MARIKINA
THE PROBLEM AND IT’S BACKGROUND
Education, in every human community, is an indispensable instrument for human progress, empowerment and effecting national development. This suggests that a nation thatlacks a sound educational culture and philosophy stands the risk of decay whereas a nation that sees to the development of its education is bound to achieve great success. School facilities are one of the basic educational requirements, and it is necessary to maintain safe and high-quality school facilities from the perspective of maintaining and improving academic performance of the students. According to Cash (1993), a school “is a promise of the future. Schools should reflect the environment of success . It is a physical representation of a public message about the value of education” Winston Churchill said, “We shape our buildings; therefore, our buildings shape us” (as cited in Gardner, 1981, These comments suggest that the school environment may be just as important as the choice of methods and curriculum to ensuring a positive outcome. Creating an effective school entails designing the facility specifically as an educational environment, which is a complicated issue. A well-designed building will support its users (Birch & Johnstone, 1975; Knirk, 1993) by addressing a broad spectrum of issues that include occupant-related issues, such as creating a physically comfortable environment with adequate lighting, temperature and noise control, technology and equipment, and personal user access needs. These features address the requirements of the users of a particular space so that the classrooms work well for both teachers and...
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