The crucial role of recess in schools.

  title={The crucial role of recess in schools.},
  author={Catherine L. Ramstetter and R. Murray and Andrew S. Garner},
  journal={The Journal of school health},
  volume={80 11},
  • Catherine L. Ramstetter, R. Murray, Andrew S. Garner
  • Published 2010
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Journal of school health
  • BACKGROUND Recess is at the heart of a vigorous debate over the role of schools in promoting optimal child development and well-being. Reallocating time to accentuate academic concerns is a growing trend and has put recess at risk. Conversely, pressure to increase activity in school has come from efforts to combat childhood obesity. The purpose of this review was to examine the value of recess as an integral component of the school day. METHODS A comprehensive review of recess-specific… CONTINUE READING
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