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Programme on Educational Building

1990-0260 (online)
1563-4957 (print)
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This series presents books from OECD’s Programme on Educational Building, now the Center for Effective Learning Environments.  CELE/PEB promote the exchange and analysis of policy, research and experience in all matters related to educational building. The books in this series include conference proceedings and compendiums of examples of good practice in the field.

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Under One Roof

Under One Roof

The Integration of Schools and Community Services in OECD Countries You do not have access to this content

Programme on Educational Building

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29 July 1998
9789264163423 (PDF) ;9789264161108(print)

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Recent years have seen a number of initiatives which seek to provide a range of community services on school sites, including adult education and other social and welfare services. These developments aim at co-ordinating more effectively services which are usually provided separately while optimizing the use of increasingly sophisticated and expensive educational buildings and equipment. However, providing integrated services "under one roof" poses a number of practical problems. What is the rationale for integrated service provision? What are the implications for the local authorities, planners and architects in charge of designing school sites that meet new requirements? This report presents the main lessons learned from a conference held in Stockholm, drawing on case studies from Finland, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Quebec, Sweden and the United Kingdom. The case studies provide a wealth of examples of solutions to the challenge of optimizing the use of existing schools by better integrating them into local communities and by promoting new synergies with other services.

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Table of Contents

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Chapter 1. The policy background
-Lifelong learning
-Efficient use of ressources
-Integration of services
Chapter 2. The national case studies
-United Kingdom
-The Netherlands
Chapter 3. Themes and issues
-Practical considerations
-Educational considerations
Chapter 4. Conclusions and recommendations

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