Planning Educational Facilities

Author: Glen I. Earthman
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1607090481
Format: PDF, Docs
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Planning Educational Facilities provides a detailed discussion of all of the processes involved in planning a school building. From a discussion on how to organize the local staff to the final evaluation of the building, the separate processes are described in detail. The responsibility of the educator and school board are discussed in such a way that individuals on the local level should feel confident in the knowledge of the planning process gained from this book. The relationship between the school board and the architect are described in detail and an example of an architect's contract is given. Other examples of contracts are provided. The process of contracting with a contractor is discussed in detail. In addition, some alternative methods of contracting for such services are provided. A section on green schools is included because this is an important way to construct buildings. A chapter on problem-based activities is provided, which should give the reader an opportunity to experience some of the problems educators actually face in this planning process.

Physical Facilities for Education

Author: John Beynon
Publisher: UNESCO
ISBN: 9789280311679
Format: PDF, Docs
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Physical facilities for education account for 10 to 25 per cent of educational expenditure. Furthermore, recent research confirms that adequate physical facilities for education have a positive impact on school attendance and on school success rates. This book provides educational planners with crucial information for effectively work with architects and building designers in view to providing learners with the best learning environments that can be created with the available resources.

Planning Educational Facilities for the Next Century

Author: Glen I. Earthman
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1461650259
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book takes a systematic approach to planning educational facilities, discussing in detail each phase of the process of planning capital projects and the responsibilities of those in the schools who make decisions regarding the buildings in which students learn. The book also speaks to the moral responsibility of educators to ensure students are in safe, functional, and efficient structures. Planning Educational Facilities for the Next Century covers it all, from planning, to hiring the architect, to managing the construction phase.

Planning and Managing School Facilities

Author: Theodore J. Kowalski
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780897897709
Format: PDF, ePub
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Nearly half of the nation's school buildings need to be renovated or replaced. This book provides a knowledge base for administrators to plan and manage construction projects, and addresses specific planning tasks including public opinion polling, enrollment projections, financial planning, selecting architects and other professionals, and managing facilities once they are operational. Theodore Kowalski addresses the administrative procedures associated with planning and managing school facilities. As noted at the outset, practitioner interest in school facilities has been growing rapidly in recent years because decades of neglect, poor planning, and cost cutting have created a situation in which large numbers of America's school buildings are in need of major repair or replacement. At the same time, the realization that costs related to repair and replacement have escalated significantly has fueled a new concern among school facility planning and management. Writing for school administrators, superintendents, and board members as well as graudate students in education, Kowalski discusses planning from the perspective of both individual facility projects and more comprehensive district-wide efforts. The responsibilities associated with administering school buildings are also approached from the individual school and district program perspectives. Part One of the book examines historical and contemporary perspectives of school facility planning. A systems perspective is provided for defining the adequacy of school buildings, and the effects of changing demographics, school reform, technology, and obsolescence are detailed. Various planning paradigms and needs assessment are the foci for Part Two. Part Three examines specific tasks related to completing a facility project. They include public opinion polling, securing professional services, and management responsibilities before, during, and after construction. Part Four includes these focused issues: planning elementary schools, planning secondary schools, doing enrollment projections, working with other agencies, choosing between renovation and new construction, financing capital outlay, and maintaining facilities once they become operational.

Urban and Regional Planning Education

Author: Ashok Kumar
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9811006083
Format: PDF, ePub
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This is the first volume exclusively dedicated to planning education, with a focus on India and learning from global experiences for India. Prior to the 1990s, planning education in India was largely confined to national and local economic concerns. Within a globalized scenario, such pedagogies and theories have become outmoded. With new concerns emerging in planning, new pedagogical tools and theorizations need to be developed within planning curricula to provide today’s planners with the wherewithal to adapt to changing and globalizing cities and regions in India. Therefore, the eminent contributors to this volume deal exclusively and comprehensively with planning education in a globalized context. Divided into four thematic sections, this volume provides a comprehensive view of planning education in India, with focus on: • The trajectory of planning education in India.• The kinds of knowledge used for teaching in Indian planning schools, and whether some sort of integration of diverse knowledges is achieved. • The ethical foundations of urban and regional planning in Indian planning schools. • The role of international planning perspectives in providing new insights for Indian planning education. Comprehensive and topical, this volume is of interest to academics and researchers from planning institutes, urban and regional planners and policy makers, as well as architects, social geographers and economists.