ERIC Number: ED094808
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Changing the School Calendar: Impact on Vocational Education in the Technology Division.
Parsons, Gary L.
A personal interview was held with 12 instructors in a vocational program at Golden West College (Huntington Beach, California) to determine the problems and possible increases in cost that would result from changing the school calendar. Four calendar proposals were considered: (1) The Early Semester Plan--two 18-week instructional time periods, late August until before Christmas vacation and mid-January to late May; (2) The Quarter Plan--three equal 12-week sessions, with an equal summer session possible for year-round operation; (3) The Trimester Plan--three equal 16-week sessions for year-round operation with two-week vacation breaks between semesters; and (4) The Four-One-Four Plan--two equal sessions of about 16 weeks each, with a four-week inter-term between them. The results of the interviews are summarized in tables and are presented in Program Impact Assessment Worksheets for each of the seven vocational programs--Architectural Technology, Automative Technology, Auto Body and Fender, Drafting Technology, Engineering Technology, Graphics Technology, and Manufacturing Technology. These results show that among the various calendar proposals, the most popular one, which provides the lowest impact assessment, was the Early Semester Plan, followed by the Quarter Plan, with the Trimester Plan being the third most popular, with the least popular being the Four-One-Four Plan. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nova Univ., Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Identifiers - Location: California