ERIC Number: EJ741106
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep
Meeting Teen Sleep Needs Creatively
Wolfson, Amy R.; Carskadon, Mary A.
Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, v71 n1 p47-51 Sep 2005
Research on the sleep needs of adolescents and the influence of sleep on learning and behavior have captured the interest of school districts nationwide and in other countries as well. As a result, school officials are being urged to acknowledge the evidence and to adjust school schedules accordingly (e.g., to delay high school start times). The authors surveyed high school personnel on high school start times, factors influencing school start times, and decision making around school schedules. Surveys were analyzed from secondary schools selected at random from the National Center for Educational Statistics database. The final data set includes 345 surveys from "regular" public schools serving grades 9-12 for which data at least back to the 1986-87 school year were available. The result of the surveys and some recommended creative solutions that will allow for sleep and quality education and co-curricular activity time for high-school students are presented in this article.
Descriptors: Sleep, Adolescents, Student Needs, School Surveys, School Districts, School Schedules, School Personnel, High Schools, Public Schools, Educational Quality, High School Students, Decision Making
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
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