Open Access Graduate Research Paper
School recess breaks;
Recess is a common part of most elementary school schedules yet its benefits are often not clearly articulated. As a result recess may be thought to be expendable from school curricula as school districts adjust already full schedules in an attempt to accommodate every necessary component.
This research review explores the relationship of recess to school schedules, time allotments, activities commonly observed at recess, and developmental (social, cognitive, and psychomotor) aspects of recess in schools. Also addressed are common criticisms of recess in schools.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Mary J. Selke
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©1997 Mary Lou McGee Cushing
Cushing, Mary Lou McGee, "Why it is important to keep recess in schools" (1997). Graduate Research Papers. 371.