ERIC Number: ED444334
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Under One Roof: The Integration of Schools and Community Services in OECD Countries. PEB Papers.
In October 1996, the Programme on Educational Building held a conference in Stockholm entitled "Under One Roof." This report draws on the proceedings. Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development countries have been attempting to facilitate the provision of a range of community services on school sites, including adult education and other social and welfare services. This report describes development of integrated service provision, i.e., the integrating on one site of multiple services that are usually provided separately, focusing on the implications for local government authorities, planners, and architects who are designing school sites that must meet the new requirements. Several case studies are presented from other countries that demonstrate the necessity of optimizing the use of buildings and facilities and making schools better at promoting service synergies with local communities and with other services. The case studies provide examples of solutions to the practical problems of service integration that caters to the needs of both children and adults. The report's four chapters provide policy background, the issues and themes emerging from the case studies, and some provisional conclusions, and from them, possible initiatives and recommendations for governments. (GR)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Educational Facilities Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Facility Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Policy Formation, Public Schools, School Community Relationship
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Programme on Educational Building.