ERIC Number: EJ1079380
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
More Recess Time, Please!
Chang, Rong; Coward, Fanni Liu
Phi Delta Kappan, v97 n3 p14-17 Nov 2015
Students in Shanghai, China, get much more recess time than their U.S. counterparts throughout their education. As U.S. education reform efforts seek ways of raising achievement, they have begun replacing recess with academic time. The lesson from Shanghai is that this may not be the best strategy. But whether the Shanghai system of more and longer periods of recess could be adopted in the U.S. is complicated because in Shanghai, school time often is for teaching only, and students are expected to review content and strengthen their skills after school.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Recess Breaks, Classroom Techniques, Academic Achievement, Social Development, Well Being, Comparative Analysis, Elementary School Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China (Shanghai); United States