Title

SCHOOL COUNSELOR CONSIDERATIONS FOR THE FOUR-DAY SCHOOL WEEK

Location

Harborside Center

Strand #1

Academic Achievement & School Leadership

Strand #2

Academic Achievement & School Leadership

Relevance

The are the same

Brief Program Description

The Four-Day system is an alternative that many systems are embracing and many are considering implementing in their school systems across the country. There are many advantages and disadvantages to consider using this implementation.

Summary

This article explores issues surrounding the four day school week. It addresses the advantages and disadvantages of the four day school week. It provides useful strategies and techniques to professional school counselors to assist in the implementation of this system. It also advises and promotes school counselors use of advocacy and leadership skills within their respective schools. In addition it provides guidelines for school counselors in the planning and implementation at all school levels.

It addresses an issue that many schools, districts, and counties confront regarding the most effective and efficient method to educate students. The Four-Day system is an alternative that many systems are embracing and many are considering. I believe this a relevant article for these changing times. This is an original work not under review consideration or previously published elsewhere.

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Format

Poster Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Joseph Akpan is a Professor of Secondary Education (Science). Dr. Akpan holds a Ph.D. from Iowa State University in curriculum and instruction with cognates in science education. His work at JSU has included teaching undergraduate and graduate science methods courses, practicum observations, and internship reflective practices. Dr. Akpan advises graduate and undergraduate students in science education programs. Dr. Akpan is also the President of MKPAT-ABASI GROUP IN AMERICA. His work includes:
A.To promote, encourage, and foster unity among Mkpat-Abasi people both home and abroad;
B. To unify Mkpat-Abasi sons and daughters residing in the Americas;
C. To support members whenever the need arises both at home and abroad;
D. To encourage and support the educational, professional and legitimate business of Mkpat-Abasi people both home and aboard;

Dr. James T. McGahey, is Assistant professor of educational resources at JSU. Dr. McGahey is a professor of counseling for six years, including adjunct and full-time. I have been in the counseling field for twenty years. My experience includes private practice, agency counseling, school counseling and various volunteer work. I enjoy outdoors: beach, bike riding, tennis, kayaking. I have two daughters in college, and now have more time to pursue activities like volunteering with Red Cross for disaster mental health, travel, playing and listening to live music.

Keyword Descriptors

Four-Day School Week

Presentation Year

2016

Start Date

3-8-2016 4:00 PM

End Date

3-8-2016 5:30 PM

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SCHOOL COUNSELOR CONSIDERATIONS FOR THE FOUR-DAY SCHOOL WEEK

Harborside Center

The Four-Day system is an alternative that many systems are embracing and many are considering implementing in their school systems across the country. There are many advantages and disadvantages to consider using this implementation.