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ERIC Number: EJ818266
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0013-8274
From the Secondary Section: Questioning Homework
Haas, Kay Parks
English Journal, v98 n2 p14-15 Nov 2008
The issue of homework has been a hot topic, with many educators professing strong views about the practices that should be adopted. Alfie Kohn claims that the practice of assigning homework has negligible effects on student achievement and, because students dread it, homework can actually lead to a lack of interest in learning. Yet, the research of Robert Marzano concludes that, when structured appropriately, homework can have an overall positive effect on student achievement. In this article, the author provides key questions regarding homework that not only address the needs of students as an entire group, but also individual students within classes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A