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.
View reports from this meeting, including final recommendations.
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Articles: Evaluating Montbrillant lower secondary school in Switzerland; Science and technology facilities; Low energy schools in Ireland; Australia's first Public Private Partnership school project; The United Kingdom's part-privately funded Business Academy Bexley; Portugal promotes art and school heritage.
Articles in CELE Exchange/PEB Exchange, reports
This publication not only raises the question of protecting schools physically, it underscores the need to introduce natural disaster response training and education.
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PEB Exchange (en español) no. 51 - Febrero 2004 La revista de la OCDE para la construcción y el equipamiento de la educación
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Articles: Hungary modernises its schools through PHARE; Norway improves its school design; International organisations for safer schools; An innovative school revisited: Leith Academy and the projects that followed; A meeting place to learn in rural Iceland; A new library for Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology; The Lycée français in New York, a showcase for the French-speaking community; A building development plan at Laval
The OECD Centre for Effective Learning Environments (CELE) promotes the exchange and analysis of policy, research and experience in all matters related to educational building.
Articles in CELE Exchange/PEB Exchange, book reviews and an online database.
Are governments doing enough to make sure school children are safe? This conference focused on safety and security risk assessment, crisis planning and management, and other approaches.