Balancing the School Calendar: Perspectives from the Public and Stakeholders

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Carolyn Kneese, Charles Ballinger
R&L Education, Jan 16, 2009 - Education - 192 pages
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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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Contents

Chapter 01 Summer Vacation of Our Discontent
3
Chapter 02 Restructuring American Education
6
Chapter 03 US Students Need Longer School Year
11
Chapter 04 Poll Says Floridians Willing to Accept Yearround Schools
13
Part II PERSPECTIVES FROM THE STAKEHOLDERS
17
Combining Structural Change and Transformative Leadership
19
Benefits for Teachers
44
Chapter 07 Report on School and Community Attitudes to Modified School Calendars
52
Part III PRACTICE IN THE VARIOUS MODELS
75
Chapter 09 Effects of Yearround Education on Performance Indicators
77
Chapter 10 Multitracking in School Calendar Reform
117
A Call for Reimagining Continuous Learning
131
A Comprehensive Time Reform Model
149
One Schools Innovative Practices
164
About the Editors and Contributors
181
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An Administrators Perspective
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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.

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