ERIC Number: ED376603
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Opinions Regarding Year Round Education: A Survey among the Public.
Year-round education is an idea that has been successfully implemented in many schools located in the western United States. This paper presents findings of a study that explored public opinion toward year-round education in a portion of the midwestern states. A total of 30 individuals living in northwestern Ohio and southeastern Michigan completed an opinion survey on year-round education. The sample selection was based on participants' expressed interest in the topic of year-round schools. Sixty percent opposed year-round schooling, 27 percent favored it, and 13 percent were undecided. Those opposed expressed concern with changing the traditional summer vacation and felt that year-round education did not necessarily improve the quality of education. Most individuals were unaware of year-round schooling's benefits, such as decreased dropout rates, less teacher and student burnout, and students' increased retention of material. In summary, the majority of respondents felt that year-round education was an unnecessary change. The appendix contains a copy of the survey. (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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