15/06/2006 - Well designed school and university facilities can improve the quality of education and raise attainment levels. Exciting buildings with flexible working areas, good social spaces and easy access can also increase community involvement.
That is the message from the OECD’s PEB Compendium of Exemplary Educational Facilities: 3rd Edition which presents 65 innovative and recently built or renovated spaces with colour photographs, plans and descriptions. The Compendium brings together case studies from 20 countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Finland, France, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Portugal, Singapore, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States. The institutions featured cover all levels of education – from pre-school through tertiary – and exemplify the following:
Journalists are invited to attend the launch event organised by School Works with support from the United Kingdom’s Department for Education and Skills on 19 June 2006. For further details, contact Ty Goddard at School Works, London, United Kingdom, tel.: +44 845 456 1803, e-mail: email@example.com
Journalists may obtain this publication from the OECD Media Relations Division (tel. + 33 1 45 24 97 00).
PEB Compendium of Exemplary Educational Facilities: 3rd Edition