ERIC Number: ED113830
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-May-1
Reference Count: N/A
Year-Round Schools: Models and Issues. A Bibliography and Review of Selected Evaluation Reports and Studies on Year-Round Education. Final Report.
Rice, Paul D.; And Others
Year-round schools are not a new phenomenon in American education. During the 19th century, cities such as Chicago, Boston, Washington, Cleveland, Buffalo, and Detroit held school sessions of 48 or more weeks per year. The traditional calendar is a misnomer; it came about primarily as a compromise between urban and rural legislators. Renewed interest in year-round schools became evident about the turn of the century because of the space and financial problems facing many school districts. Since the early 1960s, a variety of factors have led communities and school boards to consider, and sometimes to implement, year-round school operation. This report examines several educational programs of year-round school and their implementation. The report describes various types of year-round schools and identifies the objectives, impacts, promises, and criticisms of each model. The second report is an exhaustive bibliography on year-round schools including a summary of evaluation studies conducted on year-round programs. (NTIS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bibliographies, Educational Finance, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Extended School Year, Year Round Schools
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Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council on Year-Round Education.