Summer School System
Original post made by High School Parent, Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Jul 10, 2008
Now this has got me thinking. Since summer school is four weeks of intensive study in one subject, with the same class from 8.00 am to 1.15 with two 15 minute breaks and only one subject of homework to do each day, is there any precedent for studying like this throughout the year? I would have expected him to get bored with one subject each day, but instead he is really getting into the subject and not getting distracted. Would he be the sort of student who could do four weeks of intensive study in just one subject through the school year and then change subject and do another until all the subjects are done?
As homework is often a problem when it comes to knowing which assignment should be tackled first and which one is going to take the longest amount of time, this problem would disappear.
I have looked around to see if there are studies done on this, but to no avail, so I was wondering if those of you who are education experts can tell me if this is an established method of teaching or not.