ERIC Number: EJ818268
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Reference Count: 0
EJ in Focus: Homework on Homework: Involving Students with a Controversial Issue
Nelms, Ben F.
English Journal, v98 n2 p22-29 Nov 2008
As heated as the controversy is and has been, most opponents of homework actually support at least a modest amount of "independent study," and the most ardent advocates are likely to emphasize moderation in the amount of homework and emphasis on the quality of independent assignments. In this article, the author focuses on this troublesome issue not because of any particular expertise he has but because, in 45 years as a teacher and teacher educator, he learned a lot about how to approach troublesome issues in the profession. He reflects on his own experience with homework and on what researchers and critics have written about homework.
Descriptors: Homework, Independent Study, Grade 8, Teacher Educators, Teaching Experience, Educational Attitudes, Educational Research, Criticism, Academic Achievement, Correlation, Language Arts, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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