Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Homework; Study skills;
Homework has been a controversial topic in the education world since the 1880's. Researchers and educators argue whether the burdens of homework outweigh the benefits it offers. With the No Child Left Behind Act in place and the amount of pressure it is putting on schools and teachers, it is imperative that teachers find the best practices for helping students achieve academic success. This paper describes the benefits and burdens of homework. Also, it explains the importance of a strong parent-teacher relationship, differentiating homework, how technology is changing traditional homework, alternatives to traditional homework, and options for how to assess homework. The paper finishes with conclusions and recommendations for choosing the best homework practices.
Date of Award
Master of Arts
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Lynn Ethan Nielsen
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©2011 Mandy Glawe
Glawe, Mandy, "Homework : burden or benefit?" (2011). Graduate Research Papers. 169.