ISBN-10:
1578868785
ISBN-13:
9781578868780
Pub. Date:
01/16/2009
Publisher:
R&L Education
Balancing the School Calendar: Perspectives from the Public and Stakeholders

Balancing the School Calendar: Perspectives from the Public and Stakeholders

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Overview

Many thoughtful and forward-looking educators and administrators have reorganized the school calendar from the traditional nine-month model to one that is more balanced and they have seen both positive and negative results in the classroom school, district, and community. Balancing the School Calendar is a compilation of perspectives and research reports from those who have reorganized classroom time to create better learning situations for students.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781578868780
Publisher: R&L Education
Publication date: 01/16/2009
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Carolyn Kneese is a retired associate professor of educational administration at Texas A&M-Commerce. Charles Ballinger is executive director, Emeritus of the National Association for Year-Round Education.

Table of Contents

Introduction Carolyn Kneese Charles Ballinger vii

Part I Media and Public Perceptions

1 Summer Vacation of Our Discontent Frederick M. Hess 3

2 Restructuring American Education Lloyd H. Elliott 6

3 U.S. Students Need Longer School Year William L. Bainbridge 11

4 Poll Says Floridians Willing to Accept Year-round Schools Michael Fisher Keith G. Baker Steven L. Evans Dominic M. Calabro 13

Part II Perspectives from the Stakeholders

5 Balanced Calendar Schools: Combining Structural Change and Transformative Leadership Carolyn M. Shields Steven Lynn Oberg 19

6 The Modified Calendar: Benefits for Teachers Shelly Gismondi Haser 44

7 Report on School and Community Attitudes to Modified School Calendars Harris Cooper Jeffrey C. Valentine Kelly Charlton April Melson 52

8 Experiencing School Year-round: An Administrator's Perspective Douglas Roby 65

Part III Practice in the Various Models

9 Effects of Year-round Education on Performance Indicators Ann Grooms 77

10 Multitracking in School Calendar Reform Sam Pepper 117

11 Grounding Calendar Change: A Call for Reimagining Continuous Learning Don Glines 131

12 Beyond Mere Balancing of Calendars: A Comprehensive Time Reform Model John Hodge Jones 149

13 An English Perspective on Calendar Reform: One School's Innovative Practices Trevor Kerry 164

About the Editors and Contributors 181

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