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"Do your homework now. Then you can play outside." Parents have used this expression time and time again. Homework is as the word says. It is work performed at home. Homework has become a dirty word for most children. It has been a daily event since schools came into being and many systems have required that their teachers make use of homework. For the first 18 years of life, perhaps about half of the waking time, a student is potentially educative. if one hundred, eighty 6-hour school days for twelve years are assumed, then 16.4% of the potentially educative time is spent in school. (Paschal, 1984) Homework has been viewed as a task for those students having difficulty in a particular skill. It is intended to enable them to finish incomplete classroom work, or can be an activity to keep them busy. Such tasks have put a negative cast on homework and associated learning. (Instructor, 1984)

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Master of Arts in Education


Department of Curriculum and Instruction


Division of Educational Media

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Mary Nan Aldridge


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