ERIC Number: ED297471
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Time for a Change? Conclusions of a Seminar on the Organisation of School Time and Its Implications for Buildings (Ouranoupoli, Greece, October 11-16, 1987).
An international seminar was held to identify the scope for improving the way in which the school day, school week, and school year are organized; to consider the advantages and disadvantages of different patterns of organization; and to examine the implications for buildings and more widely, for change. The participants, from 16 Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) member countries, included architects, teachers, and others professionally concerned with the design and use of educational buildings. There are a number of educational, economic, and social objectives of such changes, but the evaluation of local conditions was stressed. Also covered are the topics of possible types of change: increased use of premises during the school day and during nonuse periods, flexible timetables, networking, and year-round schools. A section on the implications of such changes summarizes the findings in the areas of planning, building, funding, and management of the educational buildings. Nine references are included. Appendices include an outline of the purposes and issues discussed during the seminar, a summary of the school year in 13 OECD countries, and a presentation on the building implications of "flexible timetabling." (LMS)
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Flexible Scheduling, Foreign Countries, School Schedules
Publications, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, 2 Rue Andre Pascal, Paris 75016, France (free).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
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