According to the Department of Education, the number of students iscontinuously accumulating and is putting a novel tension on the school systemacross the country, particularly in England which had gained 1.3% number ofstudents. This case leads to a super-sized school. But unfortunately, theproblem is not only the classrooms and the students, they should alsofundamentally think about the number of teachers and their workingpatterns.
There are some countries whowere formerly implementing a double-shifting of classes. One of these is theIndian high school students in Dubai with its enrolment for over 12 000students. Different grade levels operate different shifts across 7:30am to6:50pm timeframe. In recent years, there are already similar arrangements withthis kind of system in Egypt, India and US.
This idea will soon become the normin England. Local authorities andeducational providers should now start planning for how the school populationcan be provided in proportion with the number of students and teachers to theclassrooms that they’re going to use, by managing and operating the time inschool more efficiently. Primary and secondary levels have different timedepending on their particular schedules of classes. Teachers should also havetheir working patterns in order to facilitate the students more productively.Students, parents, teachers, governors and generally the whole community willneed to be educated about this new kind of system which is the shifting ofclasses. Mexico is implementing the shifting of classes during 1970’s in orderto achieve their access about the universal education which they have lack of fund for constructingadditional new buildings. The governmentof Mexican is having their increasing utilization of some infrastructure byintroducing the shifting of classes.
Moreover, it gives opportunity to theteachers to have increasing salaries from holding two positions of teaching. In addition, double shifting school system is having an inequalityabout the academics between students of different class shifting. Thedifference of academic performance are having some potential clarification suchus the less qualified and productive teachers, less attentive and tiredstudents, or the negative impacts or effects of peers. Teachers want to earn more by workingmultiple sessions which also may affect to the teachers productivity. Unlike other professions that are justworking by a certain task, teachers must do some works outside without anyextra compensation. They are requires to specialized some areas such asmonitoring and educating the performances of students and also discipliningstudents.
They’re also having duties such as preparing their activities,quizzes, assignments, or exams to their students and also for doing theirlesson plans outside or after their teaching hours.Linden (2001) examines that the shifting of classes is presented as ashort-term to the provision of schools that conclude to have an adequateeducation with two shifts of a set of students in which it’s also a solution onnot expanding their system due to the shortage of finances that they can offer.Double shift of classes are use in order to give chance to the studentsthat are not having enough money to support for their education because theirfamily can’t afford the finances of their school. They can work at their vacanttime so that they can pay for their tuition fees (Pamela Kea.2007, P.23).Shifting of classes resolves some tensions that are experienced by both parentsand children’s on attending their classes in which they need to do theirdomestic works and responsibilities so that they can pay and afford theincreasing contribution of labor. (Subrahmanian.
2002, P.403, Herrera. 2003, P.692-694and Pamela Kea. 2007, P.27)MARK Bray (2008, P.
1), the shifting of classes is not use for providinga great number of students to achieve their education without having anotherbuildings to construct or resources to invest.