ERIC Number: ED219846
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Educational Facilities Policies in the 80s. Report on the Symposium held in Lochem, The Netherlands, October 1980. Programme on Educational Building.
Educational facilities experts from a score of countries considered how changing economic and social conditions, as well as technological developments, will require redefinition both of existing educational facilities and of their use. Participants agreed that new needs are arising from demographic change, world recession, and unemployment. The requirements of youth, the elderly, and the very young, as well as those of migrant populations and handicapped people, are emerging as major preoccupations. Policy recommendations for the solution of the conflict between increasing needs and diminishing resources were to (1) coordinate school and community facilities; (2) use existing educational and other buildings effectively; (3) involve community members in decisions that affect their community; and (4) suit the quality of the educational environment to the needs of the users. To implement these policies, the experts recommended the removal of institutional, legislative, and financial barriers; the continual tracking of changing local needs; the evaluation of opportunities provided by existing facilities for meeting such needs; and the evaluation of new capital projects. (MLF)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Educational Facilities, Educational Policy, Educational Trends, Facility Requirements, Facility Utilization Research, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Resource Allocation, School Community Relationship, Shared Facilities, Social Change
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).