ERIC Number: ED347609
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
Schools as Part of a Network of Learning Facilities: Implications for Educational Building. Conclusions of a Symposium (Segovia, Spain, December 1-4, 1986).
A symposium on schools as part of a network of learning facilities took place in Segovia, Spain, in December 1986. Participants from 14 Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) member countries met to share the implications of network cooperation for educational buildings and their management. The physical isolation of schools from each other and from the communities which they serve is increasingly being challenged. New links between education and industry, the growing importance of lifelong learning, and the potential of new information technology all serve to increase the interdependence of schools and other educational and social institutions. The report draws together the main strands of the wide-ranging discussion at the symposium and identifies the opportunities offered by networking. The report assesses the impact networking may have on educational building policy and practice and in particular the financial advantages of sharing high-cost facilities. The appendix contains the text of the background paper written for the symposium by John Mayfield, then deputy director-general for education, South Australia. This paper traces the development of networking and gives several examples of the practical questions associated with its implementation. Also appended is an annotated list of the 22 papers presented at the symposium. (MLF)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Cost Effectiveness, Distance Education, Educational Complexes, Educational Facilities Planning, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Information Technology, Lifelong Learning, School Buildings, School Business Relationship, School Location, Shared Facilities, Shared Resources and Services, Social Influences, Social Networks
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Programme on Educational Building.
Identifiers: Australia; Austria; Belgium; Finland; Netherlands; Spain; Sweden; Turkey; United Kingdom