ERIC Number: EJ647808
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2002
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Take-Home Lessons: Is Homework the Key to Raising Student Achievement or a Drag on Family Time? It All Depends, Say Researchers, Who Are Investigating New Questions About an Old Topic.
Northwest Education, v7 n4 p20-23 Sum 2002
Homework may boost academic achievement, involve parents in their children's schoolwork, and teach students to study independently. However, critics claim that homework increases family conflict, limits independent learning, and widens the achievement gap. After-school homework clubs help students whose home life doesn't support getting help from parents. Sidebars advise teachers on maximizing homework's benefits and presents online resources. (TD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, After School Programs, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Environment, Family School Relationship, Homework, Parent Participation
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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Note: Theme issue title: "Beyond the Bell: Extending Opportunities for Learning."