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ERIC Number: ED428325
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 24
Abstractor: N/A
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Needed: Homework Clinics for Struggling Learners.
Sanacore, Joseph
Recognizing the fact that today's students leave school each day and go home to minimal adult supervision and lack a consistently available resource to help with homework assignments, this paper discusses how to organize well-planned homework clinics for these students. The paper first advances several reasons why such clinics are important, and then presents a brief description of the homework clinic. The paper then focuses on and discusses the key elements that make effective homework clinics, i.e.: create homework assignments that are interesting and challenging; provide a read-aloud experience during every clinic session; run alongside struggling learners; supply the homework clinic with a wide variety of resources; enhance clinic activities through effective staff development; evaluate students' progress and the effectiveness of homework assignments; and secure funding for the clinic. In its conclusion, the paper reiterates that today's demographic trends have caused disruptions in children's lives and advocates the homework clinic as one positive response to this problem. Contains 23 endnotes. (NKA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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