31 May - 1 June 2012, Moscow, Russian Federation: This workshop will focus on current research on linkages between quality of facilities and developmental outcomes of young children; case studies of exemplary early childhood education and care facilities; and examples of national and regional frameworks relating to their design and construction. The workshop is co-organised by the OECD Centre for Effective Learning Environments (formerly the OECD Programme on Educational Building) and the World Bank, in co-operation with the National Ministry of Education and Science, the Department of Education of the City of Moscow, the Ministry of Education of Sakha (Yakutia) Republic and Skolkovo Foundation.
For further information, contact Hannah.vonAhlefeld@oecd.org
OECD Centre for Effective Learning Environments (CELE)
CELE promotes the exchange and analysis of policy, research and experience in all matters related to educational facilities. The planning and design of educational facilities – schools, colleges and universities – has an impact which is significant but hard to quantify on educational outcomes. Building and running those facilities accounts for a substantial part of public educational expenditure in OECD countries.
The Centre has three objectives:
- Improve the quality and suitability of educational buildings.
- Ensure that the best use is made of the resources devoted to planning, building, running and maintaining educational buildings.
- Give early warning of the impact on educational building of trends in education and in society as a whole.
CELE's work is conducted through a set of activities determined by the Centre's Board of Participants. Its mission is to ensure that the maximum educational benefit is obtained from past and future investment in educational buildings and equipment, and that building stock is planned and managed in the most efficient way.