ERIC Number: ED449646
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Physical Facilities for Education: What Planners Need To Know. Fundamentals of Educational Planning 57.
This booklet presents key areas that educational and physical facilities planners need to know to effectively interface with architects and building designers so students can have the best learning environments possible within the available resources. The booklet maps out how current trends may affect the future of educational facilities planning. The necessity for adequate physical facilities for education is argued, how to manage the qualitative dimensions of these facilities is explored, controlling capital investments is examined, and designing facilities that are adaptable for multiple uses is discussed. Finally, it presents guidance on how, and by whom, sound physical facilities policy should be implemented. A chart outlining the educational buildings planning process is provided. An appendix presents a checklist of data to be collected during an educational buildings inventory. (Contains 93 references.) (GR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Swedish International Development Cooperation Authority, Stockholm.
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). International Inst. for Educational Planning.