Publications & Documents


  • 8-February-2008

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    Evaluating School Facilities in Brazil - PEB Exchange, February 2008

    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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  • 8-February-2008

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    New Zealand: Modernising Schools in a Decentralised Environment - PEB Exchange, February 2008

    To inform schools, the Ministry of Education provides numerous publications related to design and selected best practice samples via its website.

  • 8-February-2008

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    Changing School Architecture in Zurich - PEB Exchange, February 2008

    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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  • 8-February-2008

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    Modernising Portugal’s Secondary Schools - PEB Exchange, February 2008

    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.

  • 8-February-2008

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    US Academic Libraries: Today’s Learning Commons Model - PEB Exchange, February 2008

    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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  • 8-February-2008

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    Implications of Curriculum Reform for School Buildings in Scotland - PEB Exchange, February 2008

    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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  • 7-February-2008

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    Síntesis: DIEZ PASOS HACIA LA EQUIDAD EN LA EDUCACIÓN

    La educación desempeña un papel fundamental que determina cómo se vivirá en la edad adulta, ya que un mayor nivel de educación significa ingresos más altos, una mejor salud y una vida más larga. En el mismo tenor, el fracaso educativo tiene altos costes financieros y sociales a largo plazo. Las personas sin las aptitudes para participar social y económicamente generan costos más altos para el sistema sanitario, el apoyo al ingreso, el

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  • 31-January-2008

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    The Role of 21st Century Learning Environments in Promoting Social Participation and Access to Education for Learners with Special Needs

    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.

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  • 29-January-2008

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    Policy Brief: Ten Steps to Equity in Education

    Education plays a key role in determining how you spend your adult life – a higher level of education means higher earnings, better health, and a longer life. By the same token, the long-term social and financial costs of educational failure are high. Those without the skills to participate socially and economically generate higher costs for health, income support, child welfare and social security systems.So a fair and inclusive

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  • 17-January-2008

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