ERIC Number: ED478697
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Development and Evaluation of Public Policies Aimed at Meeting Needs for Educational Facilities: Thoughts on the French Experience.
The French experience of the last few decades provides some lessons for policymakers seeking to meet the needs for facilities at various educational levels. Two conclusions stand out: the lasting nature and impact of educational infrastructure; and (2) policy formation stands to gain from foreseeing as fully and clearly as possible the probable impact of any decisions made. Educational facilities are long-term infrastructure and the decisions to build them at a given site, in specific local conditions, will set in motion a whole set of practical and financial considerations. In France in recent years, the Ministry of National Education has been introducing a system of advance appointment of secondary school principals aimed at providing better support to local governments building new lower or upper secondary schools. Principals participate in the technical supervision of construction and do groundwork for the formation of the schools so that the architectural qualities of the facilities can be used to the optimal extent. The system does not answer all problems but it does allow architects to take into account the specific characteristics of the schools being built. (SLD)
Descriptors: Construction Management, Educational Facilities, Educational Facilities Planning, Foreign Countries, Policy Formation, Principals, Secondary Education
For full text: http://www.oecd.org/pdf/M00032000/M000332092.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Programme on Educational Building.
Identifiers - Location: France