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ERIC Number: EJ1134242
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2159-1474
The History of School and Summer Vacation
Pedersen, James
Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, v5 n1 p54-62 2012
For more than 100 years the public school system has been the foundation of our society. Millions of our nation's citizens have moved through the primary, middle and secondary schools which, although they vary slightly from region to region, provided a shared experience and are a part of Americana. History tells us the reasons that school systems used only a 10 month calendar were due to agrarian needs, but in recent years this rationale does not seem as applicable. In light of global competition and America's consistently poor international rankings, it would seem logical conclusion to extend the school year to increase instructional time. But the move to year-round schooling isn't so easy, nor is it unanimously embraced by parents, community members, businesses or politicians.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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