Date of Graduation
Master of Science in Education in Elementary Education
Childhood Education and Family Studies
year-round education, year-round school, modified school calendar, traditional school calendar, progressive school model, teacher perceptions
Elementary Education and Teaching
This qualitative study investigated potential perceptions of educators from a Southwest Missouri school district regarding a transition from a traditional school calendar to a year-round school structure. Through semi-structured interviews, reflective field notes, and researcher observations, this study descriptively interpreted data from nine individual interviews. Analysis provided a comprehensive review of the salient themes uncovered in hope of informing the affected district and those interested in current teacher perceptions of this educational change and acting as a catalyst for further dialogue surrounding the concept of year-round education. In this study, participating educators indicated their favor of year-round education as an option for their district by providing elaborative answers to ten open-ended questions. I am also an employee of the district and describe my reflections and personal connections regarding this complex concept that had the potential to affect the lives of everyone in the community.
© Chelsea Nicole Wallace
Wallace, Chelsea Nicole, "A Descriptive Case Study Investigating The Perceptions Of Year-Round Education" (2016). MSU Graduate Theses. 2979.