New Study Looks At Effect Of Decorated Walls On Kindergarten Education


The New York Times (6/10, Hoffman) reports a new study by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University has shown that kindergartners in highly decorated classrooms were more distracted, had gazes that wandered off task more, and had lower test scores than kindergartners taught in a more austere classroom environment. The researchers emphasized that educators should establish standards when decorating classrooms, but not to totally eliminate any decorations.