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ERIC Number: EJ766952
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1529-8957
Composite Scheduling
Childers, Gary L.; Ireland, Rebecca Weeks
Principal Leadership, v6 n1 p38-42 Sep 2005
In education, there is no one best way to do anything. There are compelling reasons why some courses should be taught in longer segments of time, which the block schedule provides. There are also compelling reasons why some classes should be taught in shorter segments. At Watauga High School in Boone, North Carolina, an alternative schedule that blends traditional and block schedules has been developed. This article describes this hybrid called a "composite schedule," which originated in the late 1990s when the faculty members and administrators were struggling to determine whether the school should change to a 4 x 4 block schedule.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina