School Calendar Reform: Learning in All Seasons

School Calendar Reform: Learning in All Seasons

by Carolyn Kneese

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School Calendar Reform: Learning in All Seasons by Carolyn Kneese

The element of time is crucial in the discussion of school reform. Modifying the school calendar is a primary reform effort that enhances the academic agenda of the schools and responds to current issues in American education. This reviews all aspects of restructuring the school- year calendar; presents concepts and pertinent research pertaining to school calendar reform; and examines the theory of year-round education so the general public, educators, and policymakers might better understand the issues involved. It also includes: definitions of the various types of year-round education, the historical background and recent developments on calendar restructuring, responses to common questions posed by those involved in calendar reform, an explanation of program evaluation, and indicators of school quality. This book will be of interest to all stakeholders including public school officials and the general public.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781578864263
Publisher: R&L Education
Publication date: 05/10/2006
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 252
Product dimensions: 6.22(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.66(d)

About the Author

Charles Ballinger serves as executive director, emeritus of the National Association for Year-Round Education. He has been a teacher, an administrator, a laboratory school instructor, a state department of education consultant, and professional association chief executive. Carolyn Kneese is a retired associate professor of educational administration at Texas A&M_Commerce. She has 10 years of eaching experience and 12 years of research experience.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Part I: The Concept of Year-Round Education and Calendar Modification Chapter 2 A Rationale for Modifying the Traditional School Calendar Chapter 3 Efforts to Modify the Calendar: Pat, Present, and Future Chapter 4 Rethinking the School Year: Flexibility in the Annual Calendar Chapter 5 Frequently Asked Questions About Calendar Modification and Year-Round Education Part 6 Part II: Evaluating the Program Chapter 7 Evaluating the Program and Research Findings Chapter 8 A Dialogue for School Reform Chapter 9 Conclusion: A Promising Solution Part 10 Appendix A: Single Track/Balanced Calendar Part 11 Appendix B: Multi-Track Calendar Part 12 Appendix C: Extended Year Calendar

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