Degree Name

EdD (Doctor of Education)

Program

Educational Leadership

Date of Award

12-2009

Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

Eric S. Glover

Committee Members

Cecil N. Blankenship, James H. Lampley, Louise L. MacKay

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a difference of opinions of teachers and parents of students who attend year-round calendar schools from those of teachers and parents of students who attend traditional calendar schools. A random sampling was taken from teachers and parents from schools in both Blount and Sevier Counties. The surveys were given to teachers who worked in a traditional school setting, teachers who worked in the year-round school setting, parents who had children attending a traditional school, and parents who had children attending a year-round school. A 3-point scale was used on the survey to measure each question.

The findings from this study conclude that teachers and parents of students who attend year-round calendar schools tend to have more favorable opinions about their school setting as opposed to teachers and parents of students who attend traditional calendar schools. Parents' and teachers' perceptions were analyzed regarding academic performance, and opinions on school calendars.

Document Type

Dissertation - Open Access

Copyright

Copyright by the authors.

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