ERIC Number: ED472743
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Decentralisation and the Financing of Educational Facilities = Financement des equipements educatifs et decentralisation.
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Programme on Educational Building.
The OECD Programme on Educational Building and the Spanish Ministry of Education organized an international seminar in Toledo, Spain, from February 22-25, 2000, devoted to the procedures for financing educational facilities. The participants came from a number of OECD countries and for the most part play an active role in the provision and management of educational facilities. This report examines how investment in educational facilities raises questions of financing which can lead to privatization and to increased decentralization in management and planning. The participating countries expressed the need to develop strategies for research and evaluation in order to determine new ways of financing educational equipment. The publication is based on various case studies and a presentation by an expert from the European Investment Bank. For example, in Mexico, financing school infrastructure is defined in an environment of federalism. In Quebec, preschool as well as primary and secondary education regroup the public and private sectors. In France, financing educational building was transferred to the regional and local authorities, giving them increased responsibility. Finally, the European Investment Bank presents its experience in the areas of financing and evaluation of educational infrastructure. (EV)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Decentralization, Educational Facilities, Educational Finance, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship, School Construction
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Programme on Educational Building.
Identifiers - Location: Canada; France; Mexico