ERIC Number: EJ677632
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: 0
Parents and the Politics of Homework: Some Historical Perspectives.
Gill, Brian P.; Schlossman, Steven L.
Teachers College Record, v105 n5 p846-71 Jun 2003
Examines parent opinions on homework between 1900-60, investigating parents' voices in the history of U.S. education and discussing modern day controversies regarding the school-family interface. The article explores whether, in educational policymaking, the family should follow the school's wishes, or vice versa, concluding that if parents want homework, and homework keeps parents in touch with the school's program, then abolishing homework is the main threat to parents' interests. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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