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21st Century Education: A Reference Handbook offers 100 chapters written by leading experts in the field that highlight the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates facing educators today. This comprehensive and authoritative two-volume work provides undergraduate education majors with insight into the rich array of issues inherent in education—issues informing debates that involve all Americans.Key Features:· Provides undergraduate majors with an authoritative reference source ideal for their classroom research needs, preparation for GREs, and research into directions to take in pursuing a graduate degree or career· Offers more detailed information than encyclopedia entries, but not as much jargon, detail, or density as journal articles or research handbook chapters· Explores educational policy and reform, teacher education and certification, educational administration, curriculum, and instruction· Offers a reader-friendly common format: Theory, Methods, Applications, Comparison, Future Directions, Summary, References and Further Readings 21st Century Education: A Reference Handbook is designed to prepare teachers, professors, and administrators for their future careers, informing the debates and preparing them to address the questions and meet the challenges of education today.

The Recess Debate: The Disjuncture between Educational Policy and Research
The Recess Debate: The Disjuncture between educational policy and research

Studying recess could be a very questionable endeavor for a serious academic psychologist. At first blush, it seems to be a pretty trivial topic. It's the time during the school day when there is a break from what is typically considered the serious work of the day— reading, writing, and arithmetic—and complying with the demands of No Child Left Behind. This perception has led to many schools questioning the role of recess in the school day. This orientation, I think, has done much more harm than good.

This chapter is an attempt to broach these two views of recess: the perceived value of recess and the movement ...

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