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ERIC Number: EJ945713
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1049-5851
Recess Makes Kids Smarter
Adams, Caralee
Instructor, v120 n5 p55-59 Spr 2011
Recess has been scaled back or cut altogether in a number of schools around the country. The trend can be traced back to the late eighties and was accelerated under No Child Left Behind. Districts under pressure to show academic progress began to squeeze as much instruction into the day as possible. Others eliminated recess because of concerns about safety, lack of supervision, and subpar playground equipment. But all work and no play for kids has not set well with many parents--and teachers. Now there is some momentum to bring recess back, fueled by several forces. To restore recess, many are trying to improve supervision and the equipment available to kids. Creating an inviting recess area helps. It is critical that children have a time to play on their own--free from adult parameters, says Richard Cohen, an early childhood professional in Arlington, Virginia.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001