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Mariam32
Mariam32 asks:
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Should banning homework hurt students education?

In Topics: Teen issues
> 60 days ago

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AnnieFox
Oct 24, 2010
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What the Expert Says:

There have been numerous studies about the role homework in relation to skill-mastery, information retention and learning. Turns out there's no evidence that says kids NEED to do homework in order to learn. Conversely there's no evidence that says banning homework negatively impacts students' education or achievement levels. There is, however, plenty of evidence that homework stresses out kids and parents, deprives kids of needed play time, creative time and sleep. Check out Alfie Kohn's book "The Homework Myth"
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pigtoria
pigtoria writes:
Hi Mariam32,

It all depends on what oneâs definition of âhomeworkâ.  Is homework

1. Practicing and reinforcing what was learned in class?
2. Introducing a new concept to be learned tomorrow?
3. Preparing the discipline of sitting down and doing work?

On back to school night, some of the parents were complaining that the teacher was not giving much homework.  The second grade teacherâs response was âa six hours day is a lot of learning for the kids alreadyâ.  

I donât believe in âhomeworkâ and hence am blessed to have the current teacher as my second graderâs teacher.  However, I do a lot of âfunâ homework nightly such as mazes, riddles, pattern worksheets, etc.

Homework maybe inevitable at a higher grade level as the amount of concept taught increases.  

Hope this helps!

Vicki
> 60 days ago

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