Just like consumer lifestyles and business styles for organisations, the educational concept or style of education has a direct relationship with (school) accommodation. Last winter we wrote the Dutch article ‘The education is certainly good!’.
In short, this article boiled down to the following: “As (future) parents, we often assume that education is certainly going well. Regardless of the adage of “We train children for professions that do not yet exist”, our education has for decades been producing generations that have managed to survive in the (inter) national labour market. But isn’t that an ad antiquitatem, a fallacy in which a (possibly) wrong appeal is made to the past?
It is (almost) an open secret that most primary schools in the Netherlands are on average 40 years old. Inherent to this observation, it seems justified to question the suitability of that real estate in relation to education. It is now a utopia to assume that every primary school will immediately have new construction. But the question is also whether this is necessary. The central question is: How do we make school accommodation congruent with the educational concept?
‘Good’ real estate is congruent with the chosen educational concept
and contributes to solid ‘good’ education.