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ERIC Number: EJ930605
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1172
Student Perspectives on Homework
Wilson, Jan; Rhodes, John
Education, v131 n2 p351-358 Win 2010
Teachers are finding that a number of students do not complete homework assignments for various reasons, and have long experienced the frustration of students who do not or will not complete their homework assignments. The purpose of this action research project was to research ninth grade freshmen student attitudes about homework at a single large urban public high school. Data from surveys was compiled and aggregate frequency counts of students' responses for each of the survey items were tabulated. According to the data obtained from the 136 freshmen respondents, only 39% reported completed their homework frequently. Sixty-nine percent of the students surveyed indicated that they think homework is meaningful and that it reinforces concepts learned in class, while 64% of the students disagreed with the statement that homework served little or no purpose. Based on the results from this study, educators may need to help students to see and know that their homework assignments are meaningful and that it is not just "busy work." Students need to realize that homework can help them succeed academically and intellectually. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 9; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A