Despite the fact that the US economy is not agrarian for at least 75 years, American children are still (?) They are part of the structure of agricultural schools. Small children are still in the summer and spend an average of 180-185 days at school. HISTORY: Many of today's days are not a full day of education, and today's students spend less in the class than 50 or 100 years ago.
Schools have to face authorizations, some parents are quite nervous. This intrusion into summer vacation is considered to be a denial of "right". Unfortunately, this obsolete practice only reinforces the conditioning of power failures.
When the United States was a farm-based economy, it was out of school in the summer to help family farms. The kids helped to plow the fields to conserve the product. The summer break was a break from school and not leaving work.
The biochemical development of equipment has made farming more effective and no further manual labor is needed anymore. But the summer break still remains the industrial revolution and technological revolution. Kids and families have been conditioned to expect this time from school and, more importantly, from learning.
Since information is doubling every year, today's young people need to know and learn more, not less. 2.5 to 3 months a year In 12 years, only the conditioning of the power failure is facilitated. Instructor psychologists know that cognitive students lose only 2.5 months each summer, but rather the losses are multiplied or exponentially high. This loss can help explain why students do not acquire knowledge for knowledge workers.
There are also many other factors that summer vacation boosts performance. As a former teacher, I can personally prove that many young people begin to "stop" after Easter or Spring breaks because they are conditioned on the horizon to see the summer vacation. Since our children need to participate in the learning process every minute, the 4-6 week loss is not acceptable
In addition, in some parents who are unable to vacate their summer vacations, these parents remove children from school by 1- for 2 weeks. In the mid-twentieth century, many parents would not think that their children would not move to summer vacations. Despite the fact that children perform orders at this time, they lose the value of informal learning. Research suggests that up to 70% of all learning can be learned informally – learning from each other.
Longer departure of summer vacations also damages long-term cognitive retention. Concepts taught before the end of school may need to be re-taught in the fall as students do not have the necessary reinforcement and application options. One of the direct outcomes is the behavior of "teaching to the test" . Teachers must now immediately teach these previously known goals because they are the basics of the new concepts.
Learning is very similar to a brick wall Each row of bricks supports the next layer. If a line is missing only one or more bricks, the entire wall weakens and may collapse. Again, national results on educational performance show that we have many collapsing walls
The American public education system needs to be transformed to face the 21st century. No one looks good in a bad system. We have to face the fact that our children need to learn more than 180 days and support well-known cognitive research, for example, with shorter and more frequent breaks. The practice of archaic of summer leave only further strengthens the failure of power and leaves our children and our country.