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ERIC Number: ED538284
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr-13
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Saturday School. Research Brief
Walker, Karen
Education Partnerships, Inc.
Secretary of Education, Duncan, proclaimed to a group of teachers in Colorado that if students were to be more competitive with those from other countries, in particular, China and India, they needed to be in school six days a week for at least 11 months a year (Associated Press, 2009). Although longer school days, weeks and years are not currently the norm, many schools throughout the United States operate different forms of programs on Saturdays. The most common tend to be for enrichment/academic support, course credit/absentee make-up and discipline. According to Cotton (2000), a successful Saturday school program has the following characteristics: (1) all staff are dedicated to well-disciplined classrooms and school, so that all students are more able to learn; (2) expectations are clear, explicit, well-known, enforceable and enforced; (3) rules and procedures have been developed by faculty and students; (4) administration is highly visible and supportive; (5) teachers have the freedom to take care of the classroom issues and the administration takes care of the more serious violations; and (6) punishment should fit the crime and needs to be viewed as being corrective. (Contains 23 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Partnerships, Inc. (EPI)