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Colwell, M. J., Gaines, K., Pearson, M., Corson, K., Wright, H. D. & Logan, B. J.

(2016). Space, Place, and Privacy: Preschool Children's Secret Hiding Places. Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 44(4), 412-421. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/fcsr.12169

Gaines, K., Klein, C., Guerrero, L., & Abassi, S. (2020). OLE! Outdoor Learning

Environments Inspector Guide. ISBN: 978-1-7348412-1-3. Available in electronic format: https://www.depts.ttu.edu/hs/coalition_for_natural_learning/Resources/Inspector_Guide.php (National Award Winner).

Gaines, K., Curry, Z., Shroyer, J., Amor, C. & Lock, R. (2014). The Perceived Effects

of Classroom Design and Features on Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Journal of Architectural Planning and Research. (31:4) 282-298. https://www.jstor.org/stable/44113088?seq=1

Gaines, K. & Curry, Z. (2011). The Effects of Color on Learning and Behavior.

Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences Education, 29(1).


Klein, C., Gaines, K., & Colwell, M. (2020). OLE! Outdoor Learning Environments

Designer Guide. ISBN: 978-1-7348412-0-6. Available in electronic format: https://www.depts.ttu.edu/hs/coalition_for_natural_learning/Resources/Design_Guide.php.

Monsur, M., Mansur, M., & Islam, M. Z. (2017). Are children living on dead-end

streets more active? Near-home street patterns and school-going children's time spent outdoors in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Preventive medicine, 103, S73-S80.


Pearson, M., Gaines, K., Pati, D., Colwell, M., Motheral, L. & Adams, N. G. (2018).

The Physiological Impact of Window Murals on Pediatric Patients. HERD: Health Environments Research & Design Journal, 12(2), 116-129.   https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1937586718800483

Phelps, B.J., Colwell, M.J., Gaines, K., Monsur, M., Guerrero, L., & Klein, C. (in

preparation). Early childhood educators' preferences in outdoor learning environments. 

Shabha, G. & Gaines, K (2013) A Comparative Analysis of Transatlantic Design

Interventions for Therapeutically Enhanced Learning Environments – Texas vs West Texas, Facilities, Vol. 31 Issue 13/14, pp.634 – 658. https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/f-02-2011-0017/full/html


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