Best Practices in Educational Facilities Investments

Strategic planning (83)

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Directions for Education Building Planning Guidelines

Addresses the types of classroom architectural and interior considerations believed necessary in order to create a more amenable environment for classroom computers. Considerations include structural modifications, prevention of wet areas, wall painting, floor covering to avoid static electrical shock, noise abatement and acoustics, indoor climate control and general cleanliness to avoid too much dust accumulation. Case studies are provided discussing the challenges and concerns.
Categories: Strategic planning
Country: Australia
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School Site Selection Guide

Establishes a two-step process (conducting snapshot analysis and preliminary site analysis) for determining the suitability of potential sites for school facilities to assist school districts in the selection and preliminary evaluation of potential school sites.
Categories: Strategic planning
Country: Canada
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Rapa Nui Educational Village Master Plan

Presents the Educational Village Master plan, which contains 6 sectors: scientific and technological development, cultural development, creative development, physical development, spiritual development, and Rapa Nui art works. Each of the sector projects is identified with objectives, description, expected products, technical/educational requirements, space and equipment requirements, operational requirements and costs.
Categories: Strategic planning
Country: Chile
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Reaching the Unreached through Participatory Panning: School mapping in Lok Jumbish, India

Describes the school mapping approach in Lok Jumbish by explaining the objectives, methodology and the process of the study (including community participation phases) and by discussing its conclusions.
Categories: Strategic planning
Country: India
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Primary Education for all in the City of Mumbai, India: The Challenge Set by Local Actors

Sets out the context of primary education in the city of Mumbai in general. Stresses issues related to enrolment, drop-out, out-of-school children and literacy rates critically. Differentiates the types of schools based on their management category (public, private, municipal, government etc.), and mediums of instruction (language of education offered). Discusses accessibility, shift-system of the schools and financial and decision making mechanism for education budget. Assesses some schools' sanitation, drinking water, lighting, ventilation, etc. facilities.
Categories: Strategic planning
Country: India
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Major Projects School Building Work Programme 2013

Provides details, regularly updated, on all major projects which make up the School Building Work Programme for 2013, from projects at the at each stage of architectural planning, tender and construction.
Categories: Strategic planning
Country: Ireland
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Promoting Environment-Focused Renovations of School Buildings

Presents the model plans for environmentally-focused renovations of existing school buildings in the six regions of Japan. It presents and evaluates the contents, effects and initial costs.
Categories: Strategic planning, Cost management and estimations, Design guidelines
Country: Japan
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Learning through the Use of Earth-friendly Energy

Presents the benefits, impact and case studies of the application of new energy systems in school facilities, and how they are installed and implemented.
Categories: Strategic planning, Design guidelines
Country: Japan
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Learning through the Use of Solar Power

Presents the benefits and effects of the application of solar photovoltaic power generation in school facilities and how they are installed and implemented, in addition to case studies.
Categories: Strategic planning, Design guidelines
Country: Japan
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On Furthering the Equipping of Environmentally-Conscious School Facilities:Investigative Research Report Concerning Environmentally-Conscious Measures Within School Facilities

Discusses the environmentally-conscious measures and environmental education, as well as improvements in existing schools to reduce lighting, heating and water consumption.
Categories: Strategic planning, Design guidelines
Country: Japan