ERIC Number: EJ818271
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Reference Count: 5
Doing Our Homework on Homework: How Does Homework Help?
Sallee, Buffy; Rigler, Neil
English Journal, v98 n2 p46-51 Nov 2008
Rethinking homework is a necessary step in improving teaching. Effective homework benefits students by taking into account their individual differences, while offering teachers greater control in their planning. In essence, rethinking homework takes teachers back to teaching, and to the question of what educators want students to come away from class having learned and experienced. In this article, two high school English teachers report on their survey of over 180 students and personal interviews with many teachers about homework. They share their results and make suggestions for revising homework assignment practices.
Descriptors: Homework, High School Students, English Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Interviews, Student Surveys, Student Attitudes, Assignments, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Improvement
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A