ERIC Number: ED199933
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jan-24
A Synthesis of Homework Research and Related Literature.
Knorr, Cynthia L.
In this review of literature and research on homework, the author presents historical trends in attitudes by educators toward the role and effectiveness of homework. Definitions and categories of homework are provided, including a summary of widely cited professional opinions regarding its advantages and disadvantages. The results of major surveys conducted to determine existing attitudes and practices regarding homework are summarized. The author provides a synthesis of experimental findings regarding the effect of homework on academic achievement and the relationship between homework and the attitudes of students toward academic subjects. Suggestions for the development of homework policies by schools are included. (JEH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented to the Lehigh Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa (Bethlehem, PA, January 24, 1981).