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Home and school; Homework;


This paper contains a review of literature on the utilization of home school collaboration as an intervention tool to improve the existing low homework completion rates of many students in our school systems. Due to the fact that homework is one of the most longstanding educational traditions, provides a natural link between the home and the school, and has been implicated as a tool for increasing overall rates of academic achievement, it is important to investigate past and present instruments and modes of assistance that involve both the home and school contexts in a shared partnership. There are a large variety of heterogeneous families and home environments throughout the nation in which our schools and school personnel interact with on a daily basis. This diversity creates an imperfect fit for any one sole intervention for all families. Therefore, this paper attempts to explore a wide variety of home school interventions that can be refined, altered, and applied to schoolchildren of all ages. Furthermore, in this paper, definitions of homework as well as its historical purpose in society will be touched upon. Theories, beliefs, and assumptions about homework are also considered. Finally, definitions of home school collaboration and a variety of prior home school interventions that have been employed in practice are described and assessed for their usefulness, practicality, and deficiencies.

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Master of Arts in Education


Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations

First Advisor

Annette Carmer


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