ERIC Number: EJ725164
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep-22
Reference Count: 2
Homework in the 21st Century: The Antiquated and Ineffectual Implementation of a Time Honored Educational Strategy
Simplicio, Joseph S. C.
Education, v126 n1 p138 Fall 2005
Homework had been a mainstay teacher strategy since education first began. When used properly, study after study show that homework, from the elementary through the university level, is an effective method for reinforcing educational learning goals. Studies that include original research, surveys, interviews, and literature reviews, conducted by educators working on all levels and in all areas of education, have concluded that there is a positive correlation between homework and higher levels of student academic achievement. Recently though a controversy has arisen as to the amount of time students should be required to spend on this activity. In addition, the quality and usefulness of the assignments themselves have been called into question as well. Sides have been drawn. Articles in a wide and varied number of mainstream publications including the "New York Times," the "Atlantic Monthly," "People Magazine," "Newsweek," "Time," and other prestigious publications have addressed this growing controversy.
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