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Is Recess a Frivolous Waste of Time with no Apparent Outcomes?


by Rhonda Clements — February 20, 2007

Is elementary school recess a frivolous waste of time, or is it a means to enhance the child’s development? School policymakers need to broaden their thinking before reaching a conclusion.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: February 20, 2007
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 13499, Date Accessed: 12/13/2017 10:08:13 AM

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  • Rhonda Clements
    Manhattanville College
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    RHONDA CLEMENTS, Ed.D. is a Professor and the Director of the MAT in Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy at Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York. She is also the author/co-author of nine teacher textbooks and numerous articles in the areas of play and physical activity for children.
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