ERIC Number: EJ538628
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: 0
"A Sin against Childhood": Progressive Education and the Crusade To Abolish Homework, 1897-1941.
Gill, Brian; Schlossman, Steven
American Journal of Education, v105 n1 p27-66 Nov 1996
Major shifts in policy have marked the attitude toward homework in U.S. educational history. This discussion focuses on the effort to abolish homework waged by Progressive educational experts in the early 20th century. Health was the primary argument against homework in the years before World War I. (SLD)
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Research supported by a grant from the Lilly Endowment, Inc. to the RAND Institute on Education and Training.