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ERIC Number: ED489002
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
Pages: 148
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-1-57886-235-3
ISSN: N/A
Year-Round Education: Change and Choice for Schools and Teachers
Haser, Shelly Gismondi; Nasser, Ilham
Rowman & Littlefield Education
Over the last 20 years, many districts and schools have begun to explore year-round education or a modified calendar in response to student under-achievement in low performing schools. Here, the authors detail their two-year study of Title I, year-round, or modified calendar schools that switched from a traditional to a modified schedule in order to meet the academic needs of students. Year-Round Education will: (1) Highlight the benefits of the modified calendar for teachers; (2) Explain the transition process through three real-life case studies; (3) Identify the principals' leadership styles as a transformational facilitator, transformational leader, transactional leader, and authoritarian administrator. The book features include: (1) An action plan for schools/districts preparing for the transition; (2) Ideas for setting up an intersession program; (3) A comparison of teacher motivation and leadership styles from each case study; (4) A discussion on university partnerships and community support; (5) A review of professional work and literature on teacher motivation and year-round education; and (6) An actual intersession brochure with classes listed. Written in layman's terms this book will be of interest to parents, community members, and educational professionals interested in student achievement and teacher motivation. The books contents begin with the Foreword (Dan Domenech); Preface; Acknowledgments; and five chapters: (1) Introduction; (2) First Case Study: Green Meadow Elementary School; (3) Second Case Study: New Garden Elementary School; (4) Third Case Study: Westlake Elementary School and (5) An Action Plan: Getting Started. Appended are: (A) Year-Round or Modified Calendar Schools in the US and Canada; (B) Interview Questions; and (C) Intersession Brochure. The following are also included: (1) Resource List; (2) References; (3) Index; and (4) About the Authors. [This book was produced by Rowman & Littlefield Education.]
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Parents
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A