Adams, Caralee
March 2011
Instructor;Spring2011, Vol. 120 Issue 5, p55
The article discusses the growing campaign to bring back recess in schools which have been cut due to the pressure to provide maximum instructions into the day as possible, safety concerns, lack of supervision and substandard playground equipment. The campaign to bring back recess is driven by several forces including the obesity epidemic among school children and new research linking physical activity and learning. Recess proponents are aiming to pass legislation in all states so that recess could not be eliminated in individual schools.


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