ERIC Number: ED418699
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Helping with Homework: A Parent's Guide to Information Problem-Solving.
Eisenberg, Michael B.; Berkowitz, Robert E.
The purpose of this book is to help parents become partners in their children's success in school by offering them practical ways to help with homework and assignments. Parents can use the Big Six Skills information problem-solving process to effectively deal with the abundance of information available from many sources and guide their children through school assignments. The Big Six Skills apply to any problem or activity that requires a solution or result based on information: task definition, information seeking strategies, location and access, use of information, synthesis, and evaluation. There are six chapters in the book: (1) "The Big Six Approach: A Framework for Helping Children"; (2) "What Your Children Face Every Day in School: Assignments"; (3) "The Big Six Applied: A Framework for Helping Children with Homework"; (4) "Computers, the Internet, and Other Technologies: Can They Really Make a Difference?" (5) "Assisting with Assignments: Examples from Various Subjects"; and (6) "Bringing It All Together: A Parent Conversation with Mike and Bob." Appendices include the Big Six Assignment Organizer, applying the Big Six to sample homework assignments, Big Six Skills overhead transparency masters and bookmark, background information on the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC), and a selected bibliography of ERIC documents. (Author/SWC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Information, Computer Uses in Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Homework, Information Seeking, Information Skills, Information Utilization, Internet, Learning Strategies, Library Skills, Parent Role, Problem Solving, Research Skills, Student Role, Study Skills, Thinking Skills, Users (Information)
Information Resources Publications, Syracuse University, 4-194 Center for Science and Technology, Syracuse, NY 13244-4100 ($20, plus $3 shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Information and Technology, Syracuse, NY.