SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF BASIC SCHOOL BUILDINGS (SDBSB) IN SULTANATE OF OMAN: CHALLENGES AND THE WAY-OUT
Wajeha Thabit Al-Ani
Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society
This study aimed at investigating the performance of basic school staff members' in order to ensure sustainable development of basic school building SDBSB in the Sultanate of Oman. A descriptive research design was adopted to collect data from a random sample of 623 basic school staff members using questionnaire which included 47-items covering six SDBSB domains: facilities and services, security and health, classes and equipments, building maintenance, administrative offices, and school building location. Among others, the results indicated that the school facilities and services domain had the highest mean as compared to other domains. Consequently, the study recommended amidst others the conduct of workshops for school staff members on how to direct school building, facilities and equipments effectively and efficiently.