ERIC Number: ED293659
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Apr
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Results of a Survey about Homework and Homework Hotlines for Elementary School Students.
Reported are responses of fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-grade students, their parents and teachers to a survey conducted to determine the need for a homework hotline. Discussion is based on data from 379 randomly selected parents of students in intermediate elementary grades of 21 elementary schools, 333 elementary school teachers, and 392 randomly selected students. Respondents' opinions dealt with such concerns as the value of homework, grade at which homework should begin, parent role in helping children with their homework, the need to establish a homework hotline service in various subjects, the beginning time and duration of such a service, and the days of the week which are most suitable for such a service. Among the results, 39 percent of students, 39 percent of parents, and only 10 percent of teachers indicated they would like to have a homework hotline for one or two evenings per week. Included in the discussion are selected comments of respondents, an estimate of the cost of establishing a homework hotline service, and one possible way of funding such a service. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 5-9, 1988).