ERIC Number: ED109160
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Survey of Student and Teacher Attitudes Toward the 45-15 Pilot Program.
Ashburn, Ellen Waranch
An analysis of the student and teacher attitude questionnaires revealed a strong difference between teachers and students in their experiences with Virginia Beach 45-15 program where students attend classes 45 days and break 15 days year round. Teachers were almost in total support of the benefits and advantages of 45-15. Students were more ambivalent. There was disagreement between teachers and students concerning the amount of time teachers had to spend reviewing material after each three week vacation. Teachers thought 45-15 decreased reviewing time but students felt their teachers spent a long time reviewing after each break. There was also disagreement as to whether the frequent vacations increased the students' concentration ability. Students felt the vacations were not helpful while teachers felt they were. A third disagreement was over the multi-age, multi-grade groupings. The students liked being in classes with students older and younger than themselves, but teachers thought the groupings were less than helpful. Finally, teachers and students disagreed on the successfulness of 45-15 in educating students. Teachers thought 45-15 was highly beneficial as compared to the traditional schedule, but students felt they learned no more under 45-15 than they learned in a nine month school. (Author/BJG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia Beach City Public Schools, VA.