Safe Schools: Buildings & Facilities - Introduction
This page introduces the topics covered in this sub-section of wiki-summaries on multi-component approaches to safe school construction, retrofitting and maintenance, school facilities and other aspects of the physical environment of schools and their respective neighbourhoods. These topics have been identified and are being developed through the previous and current activities of the International Discussion Group on Safe Schools (Buildings & Facilities).
Click on any of the items listed in the navigation bar on the right hand side of this page to access the various summaries. The wiki-summaries will eventually include Glossary Terms (1-3 paragraphs), Encyclopedia Entries (Two pages), Handbook Sections (Book Chapters) and Bibliographies/Toolboxes (Extensive lists updated periodically) as well as Additional Resources.
We welcome your comments and suggestions which you can post on the pages linked to this introduction or send them directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
The topics described here include several school-based and school-linked policies, programs, services and practices.
Key Messages/Lessons Learned:
Here are some of the key messages or things that we have learned thus far in these discussions:
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(The number of summaries completed or drafted in this section are listed below)
Understand the Approach/ Program & Its Effectiveness in Different Contexts on Different Aspects of Learning, Health & Development or Populations
How to Implement, Maintain, Scale Up, Sustain, Build Capacity, Leverage to Support Core Components.
How to integrate within Education Systems
Use of Ecological/ Systems Approach