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Robinson, Daniel B.; Andrews, Erin – Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2020
In recent years, many Canadian universities have added a Fall Pause to their academic calendars. However, those who have been making these decisions have been doing so without having access to any resources that provide an overview of existing Fall Pause practices or models across the nation. Additionally, there exists a paucity of literature that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Schedules, Vacations, Universities
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Pilato, Kelly A.; Law, Madelyn P.; Hay, John A.; Narushima, Miya; Moore, Shannon A. – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2022
Attempting to support student mental health, many Canadian universities have implemented a fall break with the assumption it would be helpful in alleviating students' stress and anxiety. However, there is no baseline data regarding stress level or mental illness burden of students to understand its effectiveness. Using case study methodology with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Vacations, School Schedules
Diszler, Suzanne E. – ProQuest LLC, 2022
Many factors contribute to the academic success of elementary age students, but one must not overlook the importance of the classroom teacher. Measuring teacher absenteeism is difficult as it is not factored into local, state, or federal accountability requirements and teacher attendance policies are created locally through collective bargaining…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Disadvantaged Schools, Vacations, Teacher Employment Benefits
Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, European Commission, 2018
The school calendar contains national data on the length of the school year, the start and the end dates of each school year, the timing and length of school holidays and the number of school days. Key points are illustrated by comparative figures. The information is available for 38 countries covering both primary and general secondary education.
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Time, School Schedules
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Özdemir, Ali Selman – International Education Studies, 2020
The purpose of this study is to examine the recreational tourism preferences of university students within the framework of their push and pull travel motivations. In addition, it was aimed to highlight how some variables and motivations affect tourism preferences in mutual interaction. Validity and reliability were obtained by "Scale of…
Descriptors: Recreational Activities, Travel, Decision Making, College Students
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Agnew, Michael; Poole, Heather; Khan, Ayesha – Student Success, 2019
The mental health of post-secondary students has dominated recent discourse surrounding higher education. Accordingly, many institutions have introduced a break in the fall term, designed to support student well-being. As part of an interdisciplinary, longitudinal study examining the effects of the fall break on student stress, we held focus…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Vacations, School Schedules, Student Attitudes
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Poole, Heather; Khan, Ayesha; Agnew, Michael – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2018
Universities across Canada are responding to increasing levels of student stress and mental illness by introducing a fall break. However, scant research has investigated the effectiveness of this intervention. Our team assessed perceived stress and the number of stressors experienced by students at McMaster University using established self-report…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Anxiety, Vacations, Stress Variables
Call, Benjamin J. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Spatial ability represents our ability to mentally arrange, rotate, and explore objects in multiple dimensions. This ability has been found to be important for engineers and engineering students. Past research has shown that many interventions can be created to boost an individual's spatial ability. In fact, past research has indicated that…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Undergraduate Students, Engineering, Technical Occupations
Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, European Commission, 2017
The school calendar contains national data on the length of the school year, the start and the end dates of each school year, the timing and length of school holidays and the number of school days. Key points are illustrated by comparative figures. The information is available for 37 countries covering both primary and general secondary education.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Secondary Education, Time, School Schedules
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Albisetti, James C. – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2020
The last quarter of the nineteenth century witnessed a new but rapidly spreading perspective on the link between education and nature: middle-class philanthropists joining together to provide summer vacations in the countryside for poor, sickly, urban children. Drawing on numerous examples of such work in Europe and the United States, this essay…
Descriptors: Educational History, Foreign Countries, Urban Areas, Rural Areas
Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, European Commission, 2016
The school calendar contains national data on the length of the school year, the start and the end dates of each school year, the timing and length of school holidays and the number of school days. It covers both primary and general secondary education and key points are illustrated by comparative figures. The information is available for 37…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Secondary Education, Time, School Schedules
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Bao, Juan; Gudmunson, Clinton G.; Greder, Kimberly; Smith, Suzanne R. – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2019
Background: The association between maternal depression and child negative behavior outcomes has been well established in the literature. However, understanding how maternal depression is associated with child behaviors will have important implications for research and intervention strategies. Objective: We used samples from two distinct family…
Descriptors: Family Life, Mothers, Depression (Psychology), Parent Influence
Oregon Department of Education, 2016
The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) partnered with 15 elementary schools to obtain and analyze student-level daily attendance records for 6,390 students. Schools ranged in size from just over 100 students to more than 600 students. Geographic locations also varied with 4 schools located in a city, 4 in a suburb, 4 in a town, and 3 in a rural…
Descriptors: Attendance Patterns, Elementary School Students, Scheduling, Holidays
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Downey, Douglas B.; Kuhfeld, Megan; van Hek, Margriet – Sociology of Education, 2022
Growing evidence suggests that contrary to popular belief, schools mostly do not generate achievement gaps in cognitive skills but, rather, reflect the inequalities that already exist. In the case of socioeconomic status, exposure to school often reduces gaps. Surprisingly little is known, however, about whether this pattern extends to gender gaps…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Gender Differences, Cognitive Ability, Mathematics Achievement
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Anuchin, I. A.; Belikov, A. A.; Denisov, A. A.; Kupriyanov, B. V. – Russian Education & Society, 2017
This article is dedicated to the 2015 Russian summer recreation campaign for children and teenagers between the ages of 6 and 18. The data presented will prove useful to experts in the field of public policy in education as a starting point for further analysis. [This article was translated by Kenneth Cargill.]
Descriptors: Vacations, Summer Programs, Children, Foreign Countries
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