Today, educators are looking for ways to utilize classroom time more effectively. Many thoughtful and forward-looking educators have reorganized the school calendar from the traditional nine-month model to one which is more balanced, and they have experienced the effects of calendar modification in the classroom, school, district, and community. Balancing the School Calendar is a compilation of perspectives and research reports from those who have experienced the urgent necessity of reorganizing time to effectuate better learning situations for students. Chapter authors have implemented, studied, or contemplated school calendar change and the results of the change.
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About the Author
Carolyn Kneese is a retired associate professor of educational administration at Texas A&M-Commerce. Charles Ballinger is executive director, Emeritus of the National Association for Year-Round Education.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 Excerpts from the Media and Public Perceptions Chapter 3 Summer Vacation of Our Discontent Chapter 4 Restructuring American Experiment Chapter 5 U.S. Students Need Longer School Year Chapter 6 Poll Says Floridians Willing to Accept Year-Round Schools Part 7 Perspectives from Stakeholders Chapter 8 Balanced Calendar Schools: A Case for Combining Structural Change and Transformative Leadership Chapter 9 The Modified Calendar: Benefits for Teachers Chapter 10 Report on School and Community Attitudes to Modified School Calendars Chapter 11 Experiencing School Year-Round: An Administrator's Perspective Part 12 Reports of the Practice and the Various Models (Practitioner Experiences in Single-Track, Multi-Track, All-Year Learning, Extended-Year, and the Five-Term Models) Chapter 13 Effects of Year-Round Education Upon Performance Indicators Chapter 14 Multi-Tracking in School Calendar Reform Chapter 15 Grounding Calendar Change: A Call for Re-Imagining Continuous Learning Chapter 16 Beyond Mere Balancing of the Calendar: A Comprehensive Time Reform Model Chapter 17 An English Perspective on Calendar Reform through an Examination of School's Innovatory Practices