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Contents Foreword by Dan Domenech Preface Acknowledgments Chapter 1 Introduction What Are Year-Round Education or Modified Calendar Schools? Why Study Year-Round or Modified Schooling What is a Case Study? Overview of Fairfax County Public Schools 17 The Heart of Year-Round or Modified Schedules: Intersessions The Intersession Coordinator A Look at the Literature Teacher Motivation and the Modified School Calendar Literature on Leadership Transformational Leadership Transactional Leadership Goal Setting 31 Authoritarian Summary Chapter 2 - First Case Study: Green Meadow Elementary School School Description Lessons Learned at Green Meadow 1st Theme: Teacher Empowerment of the Process Teachers Involvement in the Decision-Making Process 2nd Theme: Support of Teaching Endeavors County Level Support Principal's Support Colleagues' Support and Shared Vision 3rd Theme: Professional Options Intersession and the Year-round or Modified Calendar The Intersession Breaks and Reducing Stress 4th Theme: School Administrators' Leadership Style 5th Theme: A Few Obstacles Reflections Chapter 3 - Second Case Study: New Garden Elementary School About the School Lessons Learned at New Garden Elementary School 1st Theme: The Principal's Leadership Principal's Leadership Style 2nd Theme: Teacher Motivation Intersessions 3rd Theme: Challenges - Communication and Test Scores Standardized Test Scores Reflections Chapter Four - Westlake Elementary School School Description Lessons Learned 1st Theme: Teacher Motivation 2nd Theme: A Few Obstacles - The Transition and Test Scores 3rd Theme: The School Leadership Reflections Chapter Five An Action Plan - Getting Started Why Schools Switch Step One Step Two Step Three Parents Administrators Intersessions Partnering with Universities Going Back to a Traditional Calendar - Why From the Case Studies: Comparing School Administrators' Styles Summary The Single-Track Year-Round Calendar Intersessions Students' Benefits Concluding Remarks Resource List A List of Year-round or Modified Calendar Schools in the US References Appendices Interview Questions Intersession Brochure Author Index Subject Index About the Authors
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School year -- Virginia -- Fairfax County -- Case studies.
Public schools -- Virginia -- Fairfax County -- Case studies.