ERIC Number: ED343259
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Dec
Year-Round Schools: A National Perspective.
Bradford, James C., Jr.
A rationale for restructuring American education through changing the school schedule is presented in this paper. The following issues are addressed: the national status of year-round education; meeting children's needs; school year calendars in Europe, Japan, and Russia; and school calendar options. Arguments for year-round schooling are that it provides continuous learning, reduces teacher burnout, is compatible with the American family lifestyle, and is supported by the business community. The quarter system that was implemented at the high school level in Buena Vista, Virginia, is briefly described. A conclusion is that choice should be based on individual school district needs. (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For related documents, see EA 023 818-819.