ERIC Number: EJ835162
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
Time Constraints in the School Environment: What Does a Sleepy Student Tell Us?
Menna-Barreto, Luiz; Wey, Daniela
Mind, Brain, and Education, v2 n1 p24-28 Mar 2008
In this article, we discuss school schedules and their implications in the context of chronobiological contemporary knowledge, arguing for the need to reconsider time planning in the school setting. We present anecdotal observations regarding chronobiological challenges imposed by the school system throughout different ages and discuss the effects of these schedules in terms of sleepiness and its deleterious consequences on learning, memory, and attention. Different settings (including urban vs. rural habitats) influence timing, which also depends on self-selected sleep schedules. Finally, we criticize the traditional view of a necessary strict stability of sleep-wake habits.
Descriptors: School Schedules, Sleep, Adolescents, Educational Environment, Time Management, Memory, Attention, Criticism, Learning Processes
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