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ERIC Number: ED349345
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
The Power Hour of Homework Survey.
This booklet describes the Power Hour of Homework program for elementary school through secondary school students, including tips on implementing the program at home (i.e., checking homework, talking to the teacher, determining the correct amount of homework time for individual students) and survey responses to questions from parents and students. The Power Hour is approximately 1 hour set aside at a definite time each day during which a student is encouraged to work in a quiet place with parents motivating students but not giving too much help. The booklet offers a self-test with questions for students and parents. Large percentages of parents say they are informed about and review their children's homework regularly. Most parents set aside a specific time for homework review, think that their children's homework load is fair, and feel schools can improve. Parents usually understand their children's homework assignments. Parents have many suggestions about improving homework habits, and students have many suggestions about making homework more interesting. Each day, most younger students spend 0-2 hours on homework, and most older students spend 1-3 hours on homework. Most students do homework at home. Most younger students get homework help from parents. Most older students get homework help from parents or friends. Most students think homework assignments are challenging and worthwhile. Teachers encourage parents and students to practice the booklet's tips for making the school experience more rewarding. (JB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Parents; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A