Education is a human right, a public good and a public responsibility.This collection brings together all Archnet sites of the "Educational" Building Type. Archnet classifies sites by "Type," i.e. the general functional category of a building (religious, educational, commercial, agricultural, etc. Types are further divided into usages, indicating the much more specific functions of the site. Using the Educational Building Type, one can explore buildings devoted to education throughout the history of architecture in the region covered by Archnet. These include not only madrasas, schools, and universities, but also literacy centers, professional development and research facilities, and much more. The related collections listed to the right include buildings limited to certain types.
The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 24 January as International Day of Education(link is external), in celebration of the role of education for peace and development.
Without inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong opportunities for all, countries will not succeed in achieving gender equality and breaking the cycle of poverty that is leaving millions of children, youth and adults behind.
Today, 258 million children and youth still do not attend school; 617 million children and adolescents cannot read and do basic math; less than 40% of girls in sub-Saharan Africa complete lower secondary school and some four million children and youth refugees are out of school. Their right to education is being violated and it is unacceptable. --“International Day Of Education.” UNESCO. Accessed January 24, 2020j. https://en.unesco.org/commemorations/educationday. Archived at https://perma.cc/45BE-ZP3U