ERIC Number: ED337289
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr-6
Reference Count: 0
Current Telephone-Based Schoolwork Assistance Programs: An Analysis of Their Findings.
This paper reviews the literature on telephone-based schoolwork assistance programs and describes the activities of several such programs. Research literature indicates that properly organized lessons and assignments result in greater student achievement. Research on characteristics of students who procrastinate in doing their schoolwork is discussed. It is noted that teachers' awareness of students' problems with procrastination and promotion of students' self-esteem can help students who procrastinate. Research on positive and negative effects of homework is reviewed. Several telephone-based schoolwork assistance programs are described. These include: (1) a hotline staffed by certified teachers in Jacksonville, Florida; (2) the New York State Literacy Hotline, which uses a database to organize its academic information; (3) the Adult Basic Education Tele-teacher program at Rio Salado Community College; (4) the Philadelphia school district's schoolwork assistance program, Project HELP; (5) Denver's homework hotline; and (6) the Bridgeport, Connecticut homework hotline. It is recommended that programs operate Mondays through Thurdays; serve all students, including non-English speaking students and special education students; be promoted; and receive commercial support. A list of 19 reference items is included. (BC)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Homework Assistance Programs; Procrastination
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, April 6, 1991).