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ERIC Number: ED541609
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 15
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Recess for Elementary School Students. Position Statement
National Association for Sport and Physical Education
It is the position of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) that all elementary school children should be provided with at least one daily period of recess of at least 20 minutes in length. Recess is an essential component of a comprehensive school physical activity program and of the total education experience for elementary school students. Various organizations including the United States Department of Health and Human Services and the United States Department of Education (USDHHS & USDE, 2000), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, 1997), National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC, 1998), and American Association for the Child's Right to Play (IPA/USA, n.d.) support school recess as an integral component of a child's physical, social, and academic development. This paper presents the recommendations of NASPE on recess implementation.
National Association for Sport and Physical Education. 1900 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191. Tel: 800-213-7193; Tel: 703-476-3410; Fax: 703-476-8316; e-mail: naspe@aahperd.org; Web site: http://www.aahperd.org/naspe/
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, National Association for Sport and Physical Education