The Case for Improving and Expanding Time in School

A Review of Key Research and Practice (April, 2012)
Author: David Farbman, Ph.D., Senior Researcher

Common sense tells us that when it comes to learning, time matters. An individual simply cannot become more proficient in any given area without committing a certain amount of time to grasping new content, practicing and honing skills, and then applying knowledge and skills to realizing specific aims. Think of the chess master who plays match after match to improve his game or the scientist who toils long hours in her laboratory to unlock the mysteries of an intricate phenomenon. For them, becoming more adept in their chosen field is the result, in large part, of the time they invest.

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