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ERIC Number: ED342073
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-May-6
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Year-Round Education: Some Questions and Answers.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Policy and Evaluation Branch.
Questions concerning year-round schooling are presented and answered in this report. Following a definition of year-round education, examples of single-track and multitrack schedules are described, along with the calendar variations within them. Other issues that are addressed include holidays and intersessions, compliance with the Alberta School Act, teacher/student assignments, effects of year-round education on the instructional program, cost, and maintenance. Proponents argue that year-round education offers a stable learning environment, savings in space and the operational budget, flexibility for family vacations, improved attendance, and reduced vandalism. Arguments against implementation include a lack of evidence for achievement gains; increased planning, recordkeeping, and administration; scheduling problems; conflict with family lifestyles and extracurricular activities; and increased operational costs. (LMI)
Alberta Education Policy and Evaluation Branch, 11160 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5K 0L2, Canada.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Policy and Evaluation Branch.
Identifiers: Alberta