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Earthquake risks for schools and how best to counter them have been a subject of study and international co-operation at OECD for some years.
Higher education institutions (HEIs) in England will benefit from a new fund to provide repayable grants for projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
This book provides an internationally comparable set of indicators on educational provision for students with disabilities, learning difficulties and disadvantages (DDD). It highlights the number of students involved, where they are educated and in what phases of education.
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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.
The proportion of capital spending within all education spending is still rising, according to the latest findings in the Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators – 2007 Edition. This piece of work analyses a range of data collected from different countries to inform policy makers.
The United Kingdom’s 15-year Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme aims to improve the fabric of school buildings and provide investment in information and communications technology, making up for chronic underinvestment in school buildings.
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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.