M.A. in Special Education
Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education
College of Education
Academic achievement; Block scheduling (Education); Learning disabled children
Special Education and Teaching
This study surveyed the professionals from one middle school in southern New Jersey regarding their perceptions of block scheduling as well as their views on its effectiveness with students who have learning disabilities. The survey indicated that the participants favored teaching under the block schedule format. They felt that they can address the students' needs more effectively and that the quality and quantity of student work has improved. Some questions were directed only to special education teachers, and they also agreed that the time allocated using the block format helped them work more effectively with their students.
Blass, Paul J., "Block scheduling and its effect on the academic performance of students with learning disabilities" (2002). Theses and Dissertations. 1400.