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ERIC Number: ED507443
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Time Is of the Essence. Issues in PreK-3rd Education. Number Five
Ritchie, Sharon; Crawford, Gisele
FPG Child Development Institute
This brief focuses on strategies and approaches used in the United States and internationally to re-prioritize the use of time in schools, and explores several areas of time-use beyond those most often cited in the literature. To date, most of the discussion about time has been about finding time for teachers to plan their work and attend professional development programs. In the next section the authors provide an overview of traditional efforts to provide planning and professional development time, the challenges encountered and some innovative efforts to address those challenges. While well-intentioned, these efforts are inadequate to the real need for change in how time is spent in schools. (Contains 35 notes.)
FPG Child Development Institute. University of North Carolina, Publications Office, CB# 8185, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8185. Tel: 919-966-0857; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serial; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Foundation for Child Development; Kellogg Foundation
Authoring Institution: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, FPG Child Development Institute
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina; United States