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Mendenhall, Mary; Bartlett, Lesley – Theory Into Practice, 2018
This article examines students' experiences as resettled refugee and asylee students in international schools in New York City. Specifically, it looks at how teachers and school leaders provide critical academic and extracurricular support to facilitate students' adjustment to academic environments that differ markedly from those compared in their…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Refugees, Qualitative Research, Student Adjustment
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Reach, Kelle; Cooper, Harris – Theory Into Practice, 2004
It is common for students to have difficulty completing homework in a timely and accurate manner. Many school districts and organizations offer homework hotlines to help students complete assignments. However, educators lack a clear description of what is necessary to establish and maintain an effective hotline. This article addresses four issues…
Descriptors: Community Information Services, Homework, Program Effectiveness
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Gill, Brian P.; Schlossman, Steven L. – Theory Into Practice, 2004
This article examines homework's place in American K-12 schooling over the last century and draws three main conclusions. First, homework has always aroused strong passions pro and con. Second, despite prominent press reports to the contrary in the early 20th century and again today, the best evidence suggests that most parents have consistently…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Homework, Elementary School Students, High School Students
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Coutts, Pamela M. – Theory Into Practice, 2004
Many of the discussions in both the popular and academic press assume that the key participants and stakeholders have the same understandings about homework and its meanings. However, this is not necessarily the case. For example, in the widely reported tension and conflict in families about homework completion, one contributing factor may be the…
Descriptors: Homework, Student Attitudes, Students
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Bempechat, Janine – Theory Into Practice, 2004
This article argues that, as a pedagogical practice, homework plays a critical, long-term role in the development of children's achievement motivation. Homework provides children with time and experience to develop positive beliefs about achievement, as well as strategies for coping with mistakes, difficulties, and setbacks. This article reviews…
Descriptors: Homework, Coping, Student Motivation, Academic Achievement
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Hong, Eunsook; Milgram, Roberta M.; Rowell, Lonnie L. – Theory Into Practice, 2004
Students, teachers, counselors, and parents are all important in determining the degree to which homework is effective in meeting its goals. Teachers assign homework, parents provide the environment in which it is done, and students?each with a unique profile of motivation and preference for learning?do the homework. It is a challenge for everyone…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Intervention, Homework, Student Centered Curriculum
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Van Voorhis, Frances L. – Theory Into Practice, 2004
A look at the popular press and books on homework reveals that this nightly ritual is a common complaint of many students and a source of tension among families. Teachers hold the key to changing homework processes and can help to reduce such tensions. This article highlights issues related to general homework practice?including time spent on…
Descriptors: Homework, Students, Parent School Relationship, Parents
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Bryan, Tanis; Burstein, Karen – Theory Into Practice, 2004
Homework problems among students with learning disabilities can be attributed to two primary causes: (a) students' characteristics (e.g., poor motivation, problems in listening comprehension, lack of organizational skills), and (b) teachers' deficits in making assignments (e.g., assigning work that is too difficult or time-consuming, failing to…
Descriptors: Special Education, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Listening Comprehension
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Cosden, Merith; Morrison, Gale; Gutierrez, Lisa; Brown, Megan – Theory Into Practice, 2004
The role of homework needs to be considered within the context of the broader developmental needs of children. This article focuses on how children spend their time after school and how homework, as well as other activities, can contribute to school success. Children differ in their after-school experiences, from "latchkey" children who lack…
Descriptors: Homework, Family Environment, Extracurricular Activities, Child Development
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Corno, Lyn; Xu, Jianzhong – Theory Into Practice, 2004
The authors undertook a series of empirical studies to examine how students experience homework at various grade levels. The research casts a different light on the century-old practice of doing homework, suggesting it is the quintessential job of childhood. Homework creates a situation where the child must complete assigned tasks under minimal…
Descriptors: Homework, Children, Student Responsibility, Role of Education