For many of us in the UK, the school holidays are imminent. Some areas are already enjoying the start of the break, others are counting down the days.
Around the world, other educational establishments will also be looking forward to a vacation or preparing for the end of their academic year.
So what will teachers, educators, practitioners be doing with their ‘holiday/vacation’ time? Do you in fact get a holiday? What are your thoughts on ‘school holidays and school terms’? Do you work in an educational establishment that is changing their organisation of the academic year?
We have set up a couple of very short surveys which can be accessed via SurveyMonkey or our facebook page.
We are interested in collating these initial results with a view to extending the surveys and writing a post about education, schools and the varied perception of ‘holidays’.
So, if you have a spare 2 minutes, we would be grateful if you would follow one of the links and/or forward them to family/friends/colleagues who may be interested in completing the survey.
Facebook Link: Requires you to have/sign up to a facebook page and will register your name.
Survey Monkey: Anonymous, no need to sign up, 2 quick/simple multiple choice questions (click on all that are applicable) and an optional comment box.
Survey Monkey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/3PSZ9R6
- Life in a five term year (dringlisdcansci.wordpress.com)
- Parents Warned Of Term-Time Holiday Fines (news.sky.com)
- Summer holidays could be reduced, says Michael Gove (telegraph.co.uk)
- School holidays are a pointless relic of the past (telegraph.co.uk)