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Articles: Modernising Portugal’s Secondary Schools; New Zealand: Modernising Schools in a Decentralised Environment; Changing School Architecture in Zurich; US Academic Libraries: Today’s Learning Commons Model; Implications of Curriculum Reform for School Buildings in Scotland; Evaluating School Facilities in Brazil.
Articles from the OECD journal on educational building CELE Exchange/PEB Exchange, books and book reviews.
Websites of the members and associate members of the OECD Centre for Effective Learning Environments (CELE)
The OECD Programme on Educational Building and GeoHazards International (GHI) are collaborating to improve safety in schools around the world. GHI is working with the staff of Ludlow Castle School and local New Delhi engineers to provide an earthquake-safe learning environment for this government school’s students. The programme is part of a larger pilot project supported by the governments of India and the United States to build
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ICEMAREY is a decentralised public organism with the mission of “being a pioneer and trustful organism in the construction, equipment, maintenance and rehabilitation of the public educational infrastructure.
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This paper presents three experiences on evaluation projects in Portugal over the last 10 to 15 years: characteristics of existing school property; diagnosis of existing laboratories in secondary schools; and a general survey of school facilities.
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The paper is concerned with the spatial condition of school buildings and the preconditions it contains for encouraging and facilitating learning through a social, cultural and informational interface.
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The paper describes past, present and future directions in education infrastructure policy in Mexico in the context of the development of guidelines and regulations on quality in Mexico’s educational facilities.
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The Evaluation School Building Indices Quality System aims to develop principles, methodology and appropriate indices for the evaluation of the educational infrastructures in the Greek State.
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This paper presents the methodology and preliminary results of a post-occupancy evaluation, which is currently being conducted at the Galopim de Carvalho School in Lisbon.