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ERIC Number: ED458696
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 35
Abstractor: N/A
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Parent, Teacher, and Student Satisfaction with Year-Round School Intersession.
Sanders, Phyllis
This paper examines the parents', staff members', and students' satisfaction with the intersession activities of a year-round elementary school. "Intersession" is defined as the period of time when students receive remediation in problem areas. The school cited in the report was chosen from a district that had recently implemented a year-round education system. The study focused on three areas: the overall satisfaction of parents, staff, and students (1) as it relates to intersessions; (2) as it relates to remediation activities offered during intersessions and whether these activities met academic needs; and (3) as it relates to satisfaction with enrichment activities offered during intersession. Interviews were conducted with parents of year-round students, staff members who teach at the school, and the students who attend the school. The results show that all those interviewed were pleased with the enrichment activities during intersession, even those participants with negative feelings toward certain aspects of intersession. Teachers expressed concerns in regards to the remedial procedures used during intersession, stating that intersession did not meet the academic needs of the students. Most of the participants interviewed expressed a desire to return to the traditional calendar. Appended are: Intersession Forms and Photographs of Events. (Contains 11 references.) (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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