ERIC Number: ED036886
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-May
Reference Count: 0
Feasibility of Rescheduled School Year Plans for Delaware Public Elementary and Secondary Schools.
Delaware State Dept. of Public Instruction, Dover.
A study team for the Delaware Department of Public Instruction sought to discover a rescheduled school year design that could be adopted and used to increase the efficiency of staff and school facilities in Delaware. Through a search of the literature, visits to three school districts, and a conference with a nationally recognized consultant, recommendations were made. Pilot programs were suggested for selected Delaware school districts to test the feasibility of two rescheduled school year plans: (1) at the elementary level, an extended term of approximately 200 days for all students to give more flexibility in the instructional program and to improve pay and status for teachers; (2) at the secondary level, a voluntary summer session to increase educational opportunities for students to make up work, accelerate their progress, or broaden their studies without the expense of revising school organization and curriculum. It was recommended that pilot projects be funded in equal amounts from State, ESEA Title III, and local sources. An annotated bibliography of 91 citations is included. (LN)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Delaware State Board of Education, Wilmington.; Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
Authoring Institution: Delaware State Dept. of Public Instruction, Dover.