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ERIC Number: ED403644
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Nov
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
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Block Scheduling in the Secondary Arena Part II: Perceptions from the Inside.
Davis-Wiley, Patricia; Cozart, Angela
The block schedule is fast becoming the new instructional delivery format of choice for the 1990s in American secondary schools. This paper presents findings of a study that examined the effects of changing from a six-period day to a four-block schedule on two large high schools in Knox County, Tennessee. Part I of the study examined the perceptions of the two schools' administrators and teachers. Part II surveyed 150 parents and 300 students at the two high schools. In general, students reported moderate satisfaction with the block schedule. The majority of students were ambivalent about returning to the six-day schedule. Both parents and students expressed concerns about the effects of learning in a fast-paced, abbreviated period of time on long-term retention of content. Appendices contain copies of the parent and student questionnaires. (Contains 21 references.) (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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