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ERIC Number: ED560583
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
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Is Spending More Hours in Class Better for Learning? PISA in Focus. No. 54
OECD Publishing
There is no real consensus on how much class time is enough when it comes to learning mathematics, science and reading. But educators and policy makers generally agree that while it's important for students to spend considerable time in school lessons to acquire new skills, spending more hours and minutes in class is not enough to ensure that students succeed in school. Based on the findings in this edition of "PISA in Focus," the bottom line is that an important decision within any school system is how much time to allocate to lessons in core subjects. While a substantial amount of lesson time is a prerequisite for learning and equity in education, simply increasing the number of hours students spend in class will not automatically help to improve students' performance. Schools and school systems need to ensure that an adequate amount of time in class is combined with the right curricular choices, high-quality teachers and positive learning environments.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) (France)
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment