Rethinking homework: Best practices that support diverse needs
Source:Ascd, Alexandria, VA, p.180 (2009)
Call Number:Cubb LB1048 .V37 2009
Keywords:Homework, Motivation in education
Contents: The cult(ure) of homework -- Homework in the context of the new family -- Homework research and common sense -- Effective homework practices -- Homework completion strategies and support programs.
"Is homework an essential component of rigorous schooling or a harmful practice that alienates and discourages a significant number of students? The debate over homework has gone on for decades, but schools and families have changed in many ways, and, as author Cathy Vatterott notes, 'There's a growing suspicion that something is wrong with homework.' Rethinking Homework: Best Practices That Support Diverse Needs examines the role homework has played in the culture of schooling over the years; how such factors as family life, the media, and the 'balance movement' have affected the homework controversy; and what research - and educators' common sense - tells us about the effects of homework on student learning."