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ERIC Number: EJ1165640
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1059-308X
Middle School Students' Perceptions Regarding the Motivation and Effectiveness of Homework
Burriss, Kathleen G.; Snead, Donald
School Community Journal, v27 n2 p193-210 2017
The purpose of this study was to understand students' perspectives on the role of homework. Middle school students (N = 506) volunteered to complete open-ended surveys describing their perceptions regarding the effectiveness of homework. Qualitative analysis revealed that students identified several instructional and noninstructional reasons for having to complete homework, including enhancing learning, practice, review, punishment, and assessment. Data also described issues related to time, grading, and technology. Further, analysis identified the negative feelings students expressed regarding homework assignments, teacher motivation, and infringement on the quality of family life. How both ambiguous and inconsistent homework practices diminish student commitment and effective learning is also discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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