ERIC Number: ED342107
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Year-Round Education. ERIC Digest, Number 68.
Schools usually adopt year-round education (YRE) for its cost saving features, but a year-round calendar affects all aspects of a school. The primary educational benefit of YRE is that it facilitates continuous student learning. YRE's effect on the curriculum is more complicated at the secondary level than at the elementary level. While studies rarely show that YRE lessens student achievement, a district's decision to implement or not to implement YRE should include the following considerations: (1) differences in schools; (2) problems caused by offseason vacations; (3) teachers' need for the long summer break to continue their own education; (4) family disruption; (5) community opposition; and (6) year-round administrator burnout. (9 references) (MLF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Processes, School Schedules, Student Improvement, Year Round Schools
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.
Identifiers: ERIC Digests