School buildings have a crucial contribution to make to raising educational achievement. Designing high performance school buildings for the 21st century for all children is a shared concern amongst OECD countries. Innovative research seeks architectural answers that make efficient use of the resources invested in building, renovating and running schools.
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Articles: Evaluating quality in educational facilities; The Mawson Centre in Australia - access for all to education services; Ireland's refurbished St. John's Central College; Progress on evaluating school buildings in Scotland.
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Articles: Structures for learning in New Zealand; The University of Salamanca’s new campus; School grounds in Austria; An urban renewal school project in Italy; Planning, designing and managing higher education institutions.
This publication explores five themes related to school safety and security: risk assessment, crisis planning and management, infrastructural approaches, collaborative approaches, and education, training and support approaches.
Articles from the OECD journal on educational building CELE Exchange/PEB Exchange, conference reports and presentations.
Presentations made at the international seminar organised by PEB and the U.K. Department for Education and Skills, on 26-28 May 2004, in London.
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Articles: Creating 21st century lLearning environments; School property funding in New Zealand; Crime prevention through environmental design; Post occupancy evaluation in Scotland; School facility projects in Latin America.
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PEB Exchange (en español) no. 53 - Octubre 2004 La revista de la OCDE para la construcción y el equipamiento de la educación<
Earthquake-prone communities need earthquake-resistant schools. In 2002, a primary school in San Giuliano, Italy, collapsed killing 29 children and one teacher. In May 2003, a medium-sized earthquake in the city of Bingöl, Turkey, caused the collapse of three new schools and a dormitory, killing many children as they slept. All too frequently, earthquakes cause the collapse of school buildings and the injury and death of staff and
School children in many countries face unacceptable risks due to the faulty design and construction of school buildings. This conference was held to discuss recommendations for improving earthquake safety in schools.