Graduate Research Papers


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Homework; Study skills; Motivation in education;


Many teachers require homework to be done to extend the learning from school to home. Homework expectations vary from elementary school to high school. This review attempts to look at the benefits of homework and also the issues that assigning homework brings. The review includes samples of variety of homework activities that are student-centered, developmentally appropriate, along with authentic, experiential, and challenging. It discusses ways to motivate students to complete homework and the need for teachers to assign more purposeful and creative activities. This review attempts to involve the parents also as partners in the education of their child as they support homework completion. The goal of all homework should be to lead students to learn more. It examines the traditional use of homework and how we can improve the assignments teachers give to students. It also provides websites as resources for teachers, students and parents that contain a variety of activities and also offer suggestions on ways to assist students in completing their work.

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Master of Arts


Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Lynn Ethan Nielsen


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