ERIC Number: ED439586
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Canadian Schoolhouse in the Red. The First National Study of School Facilities.
Hansen, Shirley J.
A Canadian national study provides provincial data on the country's publicly funded school facilities including school building age, student achievement and school condition, fiscal condition, maintenance, and energy usage. The study reveals that education ministries and school systems have engaged in an aggressive building program in the past two decades at a rate approximately nine percent higher than that in the United States. Despite this effort, most of the country's school buildings have exceeded their life expectancy, and too often new construction has been done at the expense of needed maintenance. It also shows that 1 in every 6, or 2,308 Canadian schools, are considered inadequate places for learning. Appendices present research procedures and respondent data, and comparable data regarding U.S. school facilities. (GR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Building Obsolescence, Data Collection, Elementary Secondary Education, Energy Management, Foreign Countries, Operating Expenses, Public Schools, School Construction, School Maintenance
Ontario Association of School Business Officials, Suite 5-110, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1V5 Canada.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Honeywell, Inc., Minneapolis, MN.; Ontario Association of School Business Officials, Toronto.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada