ERIC Number: ED478698
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Monitoring and Evaluation of Public Policies for Educational Infrastructure.
This paper provides an overview of how the Department for Education and Skills (the Ministry of Education of the United Kingdom) is managing, monitoring, and evaluating investment in school accommodation in England. School infrastructure in the United Kingdom is going through a period of significant change as the government seeks dramatic improvements in educational standards. This has meant a five fold increase in capital investment in school buildings from 0.7 billion pounds a year in 1996-1997 to more than 3.5 billion pounds in 2003-004. It has required improving local processes for making investment decisions, which has required surveys of all schools, developing clear priorities, and improving appraisal expertise at local government and school levels. It has also required providing schools with their own capital budgets. It has been necessary to develop a better understanding of the impact on educational standards of capital investment in school infrastructure and to reassess the expectations for quality and purpose of accommodation that schools provide. It has been necessary to look for improvements to procurement and management of investment, particularly in making greater use of private sector capital to fund initial investment and private sector expertise in designing and managing buildings. (SLD)
Descriptors: Capital Outlay (for Fixed Assets), Educational Administration, Educational Facilities, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Investment
For full text: http://www.oecd.org/pdf/M00032000/M000332109.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Programme on Educational Building.
Note: Paper presented at the International Seminar on Educational Infrastructure (Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, February 24-27, 2002).