Centre for Effective Learning Environments (CELE)

Safety and natural disasters


  • Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, no. 53, October 2004.
  • School Safety in France, no. 48, February 2003.
  • Disaster Management and Educational Facilities, no. 46, June 2002.
  • School Premises and Violence, no. 41, October 2000.
  • Ice Storm: Reacting to a Natural Disaster in Quebec, no. 35, October 1998
  • School Safety and Earthquakes, no. 31, June 1997.


See also www.oecd.org/edu/schoolsafety and www.oecd.org/edu/facilities/earthquakes


OECD (2005), Lessons in Danger, Paris.

OECD (2004), Keeping Schools Safe in Earthquakes, Paris.

OECD (2004), Educational Facilities and Risk Management: Natural Disasters, Paris.


OECD (1998), Providing a Secure Environment for Learning, Paris.

OECD/PEB (1988), Safety and Security in Educational Buildings, Paris (contact cele@oecd.org for a copy of this report).

Jane's Information Group (2001), Jane's School Safety Handbook, Virginia (USA) -- reviewed in PEB Exchange no. 47, October 2002.

Vuille, Michel and Dominique Gros (1999), Violence ordinaire, Département de l'instruction publique, canton of Geneva (Switzerland) -- reviewed in PEB Exchange no. 39, February 2000.



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