ERIC Number: ED378685
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Sep
Prisoners of Time: Research. What We Know and What We Need To Know.
Kane, Cheryl M.
The Education Council Act of 1991 Established the National Education Commission on Time and Learning as an independent advisory body and called for a comprehensive review of the relationship between time and learning in American schools. The commission's report, released in May 1994, found that school reform is destined to founder unless programs provide time for learning. This document is a supplementary volume to the first report, summarizing research and suggesting an agenda for further research. Section I, comprised of four chapters, summarizes research findings considered by the commission. These chapters review research regarding four of the commission's substantive recommendations: (1) reclaim the academic day; (2) fix the design flaw; (3) keep schools open to meet the needs of children and communities; and (4) give teachers professional time and opportunities. The second section outlines a number of critical questions asked by the commission for which little or inadequate information was available. It returns to the four major concerns of the preceding chapters and specifies further information needed in these areas. Two figures are included. (Contains 116 references.) (LMI)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Techniques, Efficiency, Elementary Secondary Education, Extended School Day, Extended School Year, Flexible Progression, Nongraded Instructional Grouping, Professional Development, Scheduling, Time Factors (Learning), Time Management, Time on Task
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Commission on Time and Learning, Washington, DC.
Note: For related documents, see EA 026 454 and ED 366 115.