ERIC Number: ED478699
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
The School of Tomorrow - Nordic Network of Educational Buildings.
Kirkeby, Inge Mette
This paper describes the Nordic "School of Tomorrow" network of educational buildings. It is commonly agreed among the Nordic countries that no one optimal school exists, but that there are many suitable architectural answers. The Network, established in 2000, meets once a year to exchange and discuss knowledge, experience, and ideas concerning school buildings and to collect knowledge in special fields. Members are Denmark, The Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and Aland. The Network has made a list of urgent research topics related to educational facilities, and is planning ways to promote and support research in educational facilities issues. As an example of how one Nordic country is trying to increase knowledge about good schools, the paper describes the Danish initiative "Rum Form Funktion," which is an alliance among the Ministry of Education, Danish National Research and Education Buildings, and Danish Building and Urban Research. One of the initiative's projects has been supporting architectural competitions for school design. (SLD)
Descriptors: Construction Management, Educational Facilities, Educational Facilities Design, Educational Facilities Planning, Foreign Countries, Networks
For full text: http://www.oecd.org/pdf/M00032000/M00032111.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.