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In 2007, the author examined existing academic libraries in the United States to determine best practices for the design, implementation and service of learning commons facilities.
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Scotland’s Building Excellence programme is exploring the implications of curriculum reform for school building design. It includes events which bring together teachers, designers, school managers and local authorities.
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Brazil’s São Paulo Metropolitan Region is conducting a performance evaluation pilot study at three schools serving disadvantaged populations. The objective is first to test methods which can facilitate Post Occupancy Evaluations and then to carry out the evaluations.
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To inform schools, the Ministry of Education provides numerous publications related to design and selected best practice samples via its website.
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The City of Zurich has revised its guidelines for designing school buildings, both new and old. The authors explain what makes up a good school building and provide a set of design recommendations.
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In March 2007, the Portuguese government announced an ambitious plan to modernise secondary schools by improving the quality and usefulness of its teaching and learning facilities, while putting schools back into the centre of the community of which they are an integral part.
An international PEB conference entitled “Inclusion and Integration through Innovation: The Role of 21st Century Learning Environments in Promoting Social Participation and Access to Education for Learners with Special Needs” in Auckland, New Zealand, on 17-20 August 2008.
Speech of Deputy Secretary-General Aart de Geus at the launch of the OECD Thematic Review on Migrant Education
Work carried out on Indigenous Education and Migrant Education is part of an OECD project on Education and Diversity .
The project on Education and Diversity project has two strands of activities: migrant education and <