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ERIC Number: EJ949194
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 69
ISSN: ISSN-0141-1926
Schools for the Twenty-First Century: School Design and Educational Transformation
Leiringer, Roine; Cardellino, Paula
British Educational Research Journal, v37 n6 p915-934 2011
The Building Schools for the Future programme has been established to ensure that English secondary schools are designed or redesigned to allow for educational transformation. The programme represents the biggest single UK government investment in school buildings for over 50 years. For this reason, it poses a major challenge to those involved in the design of educational buildings. Inspiration is in part sought from exemplar schools around the world. The paper draws on a multiple case study of four such exemplar schools in Scandinavia that have been designed to address changes in the educational curriculum. The analysis depicts the degree to which the building design in each case supports the school approach to teaching and learning. The disjuncture between commercial and educational issues inherent in designing "good" schools is highlighted. The findings show how it is important to find a balance between good design, commercial realities and educational approaches.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Denmark; Sweden; United Kingdom