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ERIC Number: ED538949
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 14
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 23
Revisiting the Issue of Year-Round Schools. BCTF Research Report. Section V. 2012-EI-02
Naylor, Charlie
British Columbia Teachers' Federation
There has been little attention paid to the issue of Year-Round Schools (YRS) in British Columbia's public education system since 1996. The British Columbia Teachers' Federation (BCTF) Research conducted extensive research into the issue of year-round schooling in the mid 1990s, when the growth in student enrolment was significant. At that time there was considerable interest in multi-track schooling, a concept designed to reduce capital costs by having schools open all year while students attended three of four or four of five tracks. However, operational costs can increase significantly, while in addition the "community" aspect of school is significantly reduced with one cohort of students missing at all times. The remainder of this paper addresses some general issues around school calendars and reviews the more recent literature since the last BCTF Research review. (Contains 7 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Teachers' Federation (BCTF) (Canada)
Identifiers - Location: Canada