ERIC Number: ED159174
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
The Results of Surveys, Questionnaires and Polls Regarding Homework.
Friesen, Charles D.
Periodic polls conducted since 1916 sampling the opinions of students, parents, and teachers on the subject of homework have revealed little change in attitudes. Subjects of the polls ranged from early elementary grades to seniors in high school. While results were not always consistent from study to study, it was generally agreed that as a student progressed from elementary school to high school, the amount of homework assigned increased significantly. In addition, several studies have indicated that the amount of student time spent working on homework assignments has increased markedly during the last 30 years. The most recent study (1977) indicated that high school mathematics teachers felt that when compared to previous students their current students did not discipline themselves to study and to do their homework. Administrators stated that homework for students at the fourth-grade level and above was warranted. While students did not favor homework, they felt that it helped them to achieve better grades. Parents strongly favored homework. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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