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ERIC Number: ED502932
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Helping Your Child with Homework
US Department of Education
Homework has been part of students' lives since the beginning or formal schooling in the United States. It is important because it can improve children's thinking and memory. It can help them develop positive study habits and skills that will serve them well throughout their lives. Homework also can encourage children to use time well, learn independently, and take responsibility for their work. Helping children with homework has benefits for parents and families as well. It can, for example, provide opportunities for parents to see what their children are learning in school and help families communicate with their children and school staff. This brochure was drawn from the larger booklet in the "Helping Your Child" series, "Helping Your Child With Homework" (ED498937) which helps parents of elementary and junior high school students understand why homework is important and makes suggestions for helping children complete assignments successfully.
US Department of Education. Available from: ED Pubs. P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827; Fax: 301-470-1244; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Junior High Schools
Audience: Parents
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education (ED)
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A