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Modernising Secondary School Buildings in Portugal: (Edition compl├Ęte ‐ ISBN 9789264128774 ‐ en angl. seulement)

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The quality of school buildings is critically important in the drive for improving education. Good quality facilities provide teachers and students with supportive environments which are responsive to their changing needs and can make a real difference to learning and teaching.

This report is a review of the Portuguese Secondary School Building Modernisation Programme (SMP), a major programme to rehabilitate the secondary schools in Portugal.

1. Introduction

1.1 The Secondary School Building Modernisation Programme (SMP)

1.2 Objectives of the review

1.3 Structure of the report

1.4 The review visit

2. Context and features of the SMP

2.1 Secondary education in Portugal

2.2 The SMP

2.3 Administration and delivery

2.4 Funding the SMP

2.5 The process of implementation

3. Strengths and challenges of the SMP

3.1 Meeting the strategic objectives for education in Portugal

3.2 Governance

3.3 Funding

3.4 Quality, suitability and sufficiency of the modernised schools

4. Conclusions and recommendations

4.1 The impact of the SMP on the quality and suitability of school buildings

4.2 Meeting Portugal's strategic objectives for secondary education

4.3 Options for rationalising the SMP

4.4 Governance and relationships

4.5 Funding
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Keywords: buildings; classrooms; environments; facilities; facility; schools

Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: 2012-04-01

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