Balancing the School Calendar Perspectives from the Public and Stakeholders

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  • Copyright: 2009-01-16
  • Publisher: R&L Education
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Many thoughtful and forward-looking educators and administrators have reorganized the school calendar from the traditional nine-month model to one that is more balanced, and they have seen both positive and negative results in the classroom, school, district, and community. Balancing the School Calendar is a compilation of perspectives and research reports from those who have reorganized classroom time to create better learning situations for students. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. vii
Media and Public Perceptions
Summer Vacation of Our Discontentp. 3
Restructuring American Educationp. 6
U.S. Students Need Longer School Yearp. 11
Poll Says Floridians Willing to Accept Year-round Schoolsp. 13
Perspectives from the Stakeholders
Balanced Calendar Schools: Combining Structural Change and Transformative Leadershipp. 19
The Modified Calendar: Benefits for Teachersp. 44
Report on School and Community Attitudes to Modified School Calendarsp. 52
Experiencing School Year-round: An Administrator's Perspectivep. 65
Practice in the Various Models
Effects of Year-round Education on Performance Indicatorsp. 77
Multitracking in School Calendar Reformp. 117
Grounding Calendar Change: A Call for Reimagining Continuous Learningp. 131
Beyond Mere Balancing of Calendars: A Comprehensive Time Reform Modelp. 149
An English Perspective on Calendar Reform: One School's Innovative Practicesp. 164
About the Editors and Contributorsp. 181
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