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Instructional time

The amount of time during which learners receive instruction from a classroom teacher in a school or a virtual context. Instructional time does not include holidays or teacher professional development days when learners are not expected to be in school; breaks during the school day; or time spent on learning outside of school (e.g. homework, tutoring). Intended instructional time is usually specified in school or education policies or regulations. Note that the intended instructional time may be very different from the actual instructional time learners receive. (Source: UIS-IBE 2013).

See also ‘Learning time’.

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