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question examined here is whether differences in the characteristics of professional community found in
the schools related to their success in implementing block scheduling. The name block scheduling is given
to a schedule that has fewer, usually four, class periods per day for approximately twice the usual number
of minutes. This paper draws from data collected in a broader study conducted by the Center for Applied
Research and Educational Improvement (CAREI), University of Minnesota, on effects of block scheduling
on high school teaching and learning.
Block Scheduling: Structure and Professional Community Matter.
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