ERIC Number: ED157158
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Oct-31
Reference Count: 0
School Year/School Day Practices and Preferences in Alberta. A Study.
Giles, T. E.; And Others
This study inquired into matters related to the school year and the school day and, more specifically, reviewed relevant literature, including provincial acts and regulations from Alberta and other Canadian provinces; determined the manner in which relevant sections of Alberta legislation have been operationalized; analyzed the opinions and preferences of trustees, superintendents, principals, teachers, and parents; and provided recommendations for possible alternatives to existing legislation and operational modes. It was found that, on the average, Alberta schools offered about 190 days of instruction in 1975-76 and that the average amount of instructional time was five hours a day. The groups surveyed expressed general satisfaction with the present length of the school year and the amount of instructional time provided students, and a desire that the traditional summer vacation period be maintained. Among the recommendations was one urging that caution be exercised in the use of the traditional summer vacation period for mandatory instructional activity. (Author/IRT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Planning and Research Branch.
Identifiers: Alberta; Canada
Note: Not available in paper copy due to light print of original document; Tables 2.01, 4.02 and 4.06 may be illegible due to small print