ERIC Number: ED290210
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
The Year-Round School: Where Learning Never Stops. Fastback 259.
Ballinger, Charles E.; And Others
This fastback examines the instructional and administrative benefits of year-round education and describes schools currently operating on a year-round schedule. Instructional benefits of year-round education for gifted, average, and remedial students are cited in a brief introductory article. Other benefits, discussed in more detail, include relief from overcrowded facilities, additional compensation for teachers, enhancement of the teaching profession, reduction of teacher burnout, cost savings, improved teacher and student attendance, reduced vandalism, and improved opportunities for student employment. A series of possible year-round plans are next described: 45-15 single-track; 45-15 multi-track; 60-20 plan; 60-15 plan; 90-30 plan; trimester plan; quarter plan; quinmester plan; concept 6 plan; five-track, five-term plan; and a flexible all-year plan. Remaining sections discuss teachers' and parents' reactions to the year-round concept and considerations for bringing about change. The final section presents profiles of year-round education in action at selected elementary, middle, and high schools. A 15-item bibliography is included. (TE)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, Extended School Year, Flexible Scheduling, Parent Attitudes, Quarter System, School Organization, School Schedules, Summer Schools, Teacher Attitudes, Trimester System, Vacation Programs, Year Round Schools
Publication Sales, Phi Delta Kappa, Eighth and Union, Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402 ($.90).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.
Note: Sponsored by the Butler University (Indiana) Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa in honor of Dr. Joseph M. Nygaard.