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Journal:   JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES OF SHIRAZ UNIVERSITY   WINTER 2007 , Volume 25 , Number 4 (49); Page(s) 223 To 245.
 
Paper: 

THE NECESSITY OF CHANGE, FLEXIBILITY & CREATIVITY IN THE HIGH SCHOOL CALENDAR

 
 
Author(s):  NASR A.R., SAFI A.S., NILI M.R.
 
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Abstract: 

This paper aims to analyze the necessity of revision and flexibility in the school calendar focusing on topics including length and time of holidays, and the distribution of class hours among hours of the day and days of the week.
The research method is descriptive-analytical and the statistical population members are the teachers, principals and educational experts of Esfahan and Yazd.
Applying the multi level random sampling method, 180 teachers and applying the simple random sampling method 35 principals were chosen. The sampled teachers were given questionnaires to collect data. A Semi structured interview was used to collect qualitative data from the sampled educational experts (16 individuals). The quantitative data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics and the qualitative data were analyzed using categorization.
Findings show that considering the existence of different conditions in different parts of the country especially climate, also different academic, social and economical conditions, flexibility in the starting and ending time of the academic year and school hours in necessary. Lessening the number of public holidays during the academic year and summer holidays, and a better distribution of school days and holidays among the weekly swchedule and the academic year are of the changes that can lead to a better academic system.

 
Keyword(s): SCHOOL CALENDAR, HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION, EDUCATIONAL TIMING
 
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