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ERIC Number: ED369548
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Mar
Pages: 18
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[Research Summary: Year Round Schools May Not Be the Answer.]
Rasberry, Quinn
These two papers review research on year-round elementary and secondary school, noting that although proponents of year-round schooling emphasize cost savings, student achievement gains, and increased attendance, many studies and reports contradict these claims. Most of the studies reviewed found no significant increase in the educational benefits of year-round calendars. The first paper discusses quality and claims of relieving overcrowding in year round schools. It is observed that year-round schooling costs more than traditional schooling, and that other disadvantages of year-round schools include difficulties posed for teachers and families, administrative difficulties, prohibiting teachers' professional development, and negative effects on community businesses. Many districts that implemented year-round school calendars found that parents complained of family disruption, and teachers and administrators complained of overwork. The bulk of the second paper consists of quotations and excerpts from research and newspaper reports in 26 states that have debated the concept of year-round schools. (MDM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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