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ERIC Number: EJ747953
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep-13
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
Student Pressure Subject of Debate
Gewertz, Catherine
Education Week, v26 n3 p1, 22-23 Sep 2006
This article discusses student pressure as a subject of debate. The latest debate about schoolwork is being fueled by three recent books: "The Homework Myth" by Alfie Kohn, "The Case Against Homework" by Sara Bennett and Nancy Kalish, and "The Overachievers", by Alexandra Robbins, which depicts overextended high school students in a wealthy Washington suburb. The books' messages have buzzed through the national talk-show circuit and snagged headlines in major publications. On August 24, 2006 finding from a Pew Research Center Poll shows that most Americans think parents do not put enough pressure on students to do well in school. Most Asian respondents, by contrast, said parents put too much academic pressure on students. The poll finding was a part of a larger global study on other issues conducted by the Washington-based research organization. It offered such a stark contrast to the increasingly popular picture of U.S. students as overburdened that the pollsters decided to release it separately.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Asia; Colorado; Washington