ERIC Number: EJ849692
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
Open Plan Schools in Portugal: Failure or Innovation?
Martinho, Miguel; Freire da Silva, Jose M. R.
PEB Exchange, Article 12 Oct 2008
Open plan schools have been largely contested in Portugal; many teachers, administrators and even parents consider this model of schooling inappropriate and therefore a failure. Recently however the Escola da Ponte, one of the open plan schools that has survived, was recognised as one of the country's most innovative educational facilities. Curiously, one of the main reasons for the school's "success", in the opinion of its teaching staff, is precisely the open space design. (Contains 1 footnote.)
Descriptors: Open Plan Schools, Foreign Countries, Educational Facilities, Public Schools, Educational Facilities Design, School Buildings, Space Utilization, Educational Innovation, Architecture
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Portugal