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Fisher, Douglas; Frey, Nancy – English Journal, 2008
For several decades, teachers and researchers have argued the value of homework. There have been research reviews suggesting that homework is beneficial, such as the meta-analyses done by Harris Cooper, Jorgianne C. Robinson, and Erika A. Patall. However, critics of homework argue that it is not effective and interrupts family interactions and…
Descriptors: Homework, High School Students, Teaching Methods, Academic Achievement
Harris, Karen R., Ed.; Graham, Steve, Ed.; Urdan, Tim, Ed. – APA Books, 2011
The "APA Educational Psychology Handbook" reflects the broad nature of the field today, with state-of-the-science reviews of the diverse critical theories driving research and practice; in-depth investigation of the range of individual differences and cultural/contextual factors that affect student achievement, motivation, and beliefs; and close…
Descriptors: Talent, Gifted, Testing Accommodations, Teacher Effectiveness
Noam, Gil G.; Biancarosa, Gina; Dechausay, Nadine – 2003
Noting that there exists little systematic and conclusive research on after-school education to guide the development of practices in this emerging field, this book contributes to the definition of after-school education by focusing on three essential aspects of such programming: (1) bridging school to after-school (2) homework, or extended…
Descriptors: Adult Child Relationship, After School Education, After School Programs, Curriculum Development
Black, Susan – American School Board Journal, 1996
Researcher Harris Cooper examined studies on homework and student achievement and found that homework substantially raises high school students' achievement; in junior high, homework raises students' achievement only about half as much; and in elementary grades, homework has no discernible effect on students' achievement. (MLF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Board of Education Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Homework
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Holliday, William G. – Science Teacher, 1992
Reviews research related to the question of whether or not science class sizes should be reduced. Research is grouped into two categories: (1) empirical research on achievement; and (2) research on teaching methodology. Discusses the Robert Slavin/Harris Cooper debate, when results defy common sense, and the Tennessee-based…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Class Size, Science Achievement, Science Education
Cooper, Harris – National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2008
Perhaps more than any question other than "How much time should students spend doing homework?" parents and educators want to know, "What kinds of homework assignments are most effective?" Clearly, the answers to this question vary according to many factors, especially the developmental level of students and the topic area. Generally, answers are…
Descriptors: Homework, Instructional Effectiveness, Individualized Instruction, Group Activities
Cooper, Harris – National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2008
Homework has been a controversial teaching strategy throughout the twentieth century and continuing into the twenty-first. This brief presents a history of homework, in which media-fueled outcries for more or less homework occur cyclically, about fifteen to twenty years apart. It describes homework practices today and the beneficial and negative…
Descriptors: Homework, Teaching Methods, Standards, Academic Achievement
Cooper, Harris – National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2008
Opinions vary on whether or not homework has positive effects on achievement. In the literature, the author found six studies conducted between 1987 and 2003 that compared homeworkers with no-homeworkers, and equated students by using either: (1) random assignments of students to conditions; or (2) statistical controls or by matching a student in…
Descriptors: Homework, Academic Achievement, Scores, Educational Research
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de Wolff, Marianne S. – Psychometrika, 1999
"The Handbook of Research Synthesis" is meant to help the practitioner of meta-analysis as a reference and how-to manual that guides the reader through every step of the meta-analytic process. The handbook is organized in 10 parts to correspond to 10 analytic steps. (SLD)
Descriptors: Guides, Literature Reviews, Meta Analysis, Research Methodology
Cooper, Harris – National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL), 2007
This occasional paper introduces the methods of research synthesis and meta-analysis to researchers and consumers of research in the field of adult learning and literacy. To begin, the first section of the paper defines key terms and offers a brief history of how the methodologies developed. The second section provides a conceptualization of…
Descriptors: Social Sciences, Adult Learning, Synthesis, Research Methodology
Cooper, Harris – Phi Delta Kappan, 2005
This article evaluates the "Report of the National Reading Panel: Teaching Children to Read: An Evidence-Based Assessment of the Scientific Research Literature on Reading and Its Implications for Reading Instruction: Reports of the Subgroups" (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 2000). The author also examines the following…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Teaching Methods, Reading Research, Boards of Education
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Cooper, Harris; Patall, Erika A. – Psychological Methods, 2009
The authors describe the relative benefits of conducting meta-analyses with (a) individual participant data (IPD) gathered from the constituent studies and (b) aggregated data (AD), or the group-level statistics (in particular, effect sizes) that appear in reports of a study's results. Given that both IPD and AD are equally available,…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Meta Analysis, Databases, Coordination
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Valentine, Jeffrey C.; Cooper, Harris – Psychological Methods, 2008
Assessments of studies meant to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions, programs, and policies can serve an important role in the interpretation of research results. However, evidence suggests that available quality assessment tools have poor measurement characteristics and can lead to opposing conclusions when applied to the same body of…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Program Effectiveness, Evaluation Methods, Scores
Cooper, Harris M. – Corwin Press, 2006
Does homework work? Homework is the cause of more friction between school and home than any other aspect of education and becomes the prime battlefield when schools, families, and communities view one another as adversaries. This comprehensive third edition tackles all the tough questions: What's the right amount of homework? What role should…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Homework, Parent Role, Educational Objectives
Cooper, Harris – 2003
The current 9-month school calendar emerged when 85 percent of Americans were involved in agriculture. Today, only about 3 percent of Americans' livelihoods are tied to the agricultural cycle, and air-conditioning makes it possible for schools to provide comfortable learning environments year-round. Noting the National Education Commission on Time…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Change Strategies, Elementary School Students, Performance Factors
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