Title Analyzing Utilization Strategies and Factors of Closed School Occurrence
Authors 서형경(Seo, Hyung-Kyung) ; 전영훈(Jeon, Young-Hoon)
DOI https://doi.org/10.5659/JAIK.2024.40.5.75
Page pp.75-84
ISSN 2733-6247
Keywords Closed School; Birth Rate; Usage Status; Guideline; Complex Usage; Region Center Space
Abstract Closed schools present a significant challenge as they are often neglected and disconnected from their local communities, constituting 65.6% of the 3,896 closed schools. This abandonment not only entails the loss of a valuable facilities but also eradicates collective memory and historical significance associated with these institutions, thereby impacting the local living environment. Consequently, this study aims to comprehensively analyze the issues surrounding the utilization of closed schools, examining their current state and proposing effective strategies for improvement. Drawing from the background of closed school occurrences, three regions anticipating an increase in closed schools and facing social issues were selected for analysis. The examination of closed school usage progress in three aspects: the process of practical use, utilization patters, and policy and financial assistance. Insights from the practices in foreign countries underscore the importance of guidelines for repurposing closed schools, obtaining permissions for remodeling, exploring diverse utilization opportunities, and fostering collaborations with organizations beyond the Office of Education. By implementing these findings, closed schools can potentially transform into significant spaces within their communities, enriching residents’ lives and serving as multifunctional community hubs.