ERIC Number: ED513481
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov-16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
What Is Summer Vacation Costing Us?
This paper explores the standard traditional summer vacation model; this includes the accompanying food insecurity, loss of nutrition and the lost knowledge that must be re-taught at the beginning of each new academic year. It compares the number of academic days attended in various Industrialized Nations compared to the United States. Also, discussed is a more year-round approach called the "Tract" method; there are both "single" and "multi" track models. The "single" track model has the student entire student body attends classes for 45 days then has a 15 day break, this could also be 60 educational days with a 20 day break. The "multi" track model breaks the student body into equal part. With a student body of 1500 there would be 3 equal tracks of 500. At any given time two of the tracks would be attending class and the third would be on break. This method allows for the increasing student bodies to utilize a facility that was built to accommodate the smaller student bodies of the past.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan; New Zealand; United Kingdom (Scotland)