Date Approved

5-31-1999

Embargo Period

8-9-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. in Curriculum and Supervision

Department

Educational Services and Leadership

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Capasso, Ronald

Subject(s)

High schools; Schedules, School

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to research teacher attitudes towards a block scheduling change, in order to determine block scheduling favorability in schools where traditional scheduling presently exists. It will be determined if subject areas, years of experience and dominant teaching style have any relevancy towards block scheduling favorability.

Two-hundred and sixty-three faculty members from five randomly selected schools were surveyed, requesting information on subject area, years of teaching experience, dominant teaching style and favorability towards a block scheduling change.

Data was collected, analyzed and presented to determine block scheduling favorability and relevancy in subject area, years of teaching experience and dominant teaching style. These areas were compared and ranked in favorability high to low in overall teacher responses and individual school responses.

It was concluded that the majority of the teachers did not favor a block scheduling change, but only by a small margin. Also, subject area, years of teaching experience and dominant teaching style do show relevancy to favorable and unfavorable responses towards block scheduling. However, individual school responses did vary from the overall conclusions.

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