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Year-Round Schooling Promises and Pitfalls by Carolyn M. Oberg, Steven Lynn Shields

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Published by ScarecrowEducation .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Educational systems,
  • Educational Innovations,
  • Educational Reform,
  • Education,
  • Education / Teaching,
  • Canada,
  • USA,
  • Administration - General,
  • Philosophy & Social Aspects,
  • Education / Philosophy & Social Aspects,
  • General,
  • School management and organiza,
  • School management and organization,
  • United States,
  • Year-round schools

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages280
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11320797M
ISBN 100810837447
ISBN 109780810837447
OCLC/WorldCa43245534

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Year-Round Schooling book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Administrators, faculty, and parents have been weighing the pros and 4/5. Frequent breaks are a mainstay of year-round schooling, but they aren't for everyone. Patricia McCracken, who grew up attending a year-round school in Virginia Beach, Virginia, says she found the two-week breaks, which occurred every six weeks at her school, to be disruptive.   Administrators, faculty, and parents have been weighing the pros and cons of year-round schooling for a long time. They cite a variety of reasons for this scheduling change: growing school enrollments, working parents, and shrinking budgets. Hundreds of school districts in the USA and Canada have adopted year-round school schedules and many more are considering the option. to determine whether year-round schooling improves academic achievement—an. established determinant of long-term health. What is Year-Round Schooling? Year-round schooling alters the school calendar by more evenly distributing school and vacation days throughout the year without changing the number of. school days per year. There are two.

We have used a year-round homeschool schedule for over twelve years – for all of our homeschooling years to date.I believe it makes both planning and living a homeschool lifestyle easier and better. Here’s the scoop on the why and the how of homeschooling year-round.. Yes, we are those sorts of homeschoolers who school seems like people interpret this to mean we are always.   Most schools in the United States operate on the month calendar that was established when America was still an agrarian country. But times have changed and many people propose doing away with this outdated system and moving to year-round education. Implementing a year-round schooling system To ensure the minimum amount of time is spent on implementing the system, the leader will need to establish a standing meeting time and develop an agenda to utilize time to the fullest extent possible. The leader must decide if the team should have mandatory or optional meetings.   Year-round school in the United States is neither a new concept nor an unusual one. Traditional school calendars and year-round schedules both provide students with about days in the classroom. But instead of taking off much of the summertime, year-round school programs take a series of shorter breaks throughout the year.

  Because year-round schooling takes so many forms and the research is inconclusive, it is important to communicate directly with other schools and districts that have long-term experience with year-round calendars—including schools that adopted a year-round calendar only to eventually return to a traditional one.   As a result, I decided to give year-round schooling a try. My boys who are currently age 10 and 12 were a bit ambivalent about year-round schooling. They liked the long break in the summer, but after about 3 weeks or so they would start getting restless and more bored – another reason to try year-round schooling. Most school districts choose year-round schooling as a cost-cutting measure. For example, with one group of students always on vacation, a school that was .   We are emphatic fans of year-round schooling. We started homeschooling when our daughter finished her year in public school, which meant we actually started in the summer at the beginning of July. It was a way to break us all into the homeschooling routine and both my kids were excited to see what it would be like.