ERIC Number: EJ698725
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Publication Date: 2004-Dec-22
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Putting an End to the Battle over Homework.
Lacina-Gifford, Lorna J.; Gifford, Russell B.
Education, v125 n2 p279 Win 2004
You would think that the sound of school bells ringing out in dismissal would be a happy one to the ears of students anxious to go home after a long day in classes, but many are finding the work is just beginning after the final bell. Homework may be nothing new, but lately the vast amounts coming home in the book bags and backpacks of students of all ages seem to be leaving kids dazed and parents stressed. While proponents argue homework is necessary to improve achievement; proponents will argue that it takes away valuable time from family bonding. What is needed is a different approach to homework which provides social interaction for family and peers while providing meaningful learning beyond the classroom.
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