And that has been identified as a major problem in making homework
effective,' she added.
As opponents of the homework
ban have pointed out, homework
has its uses, and totally prohibiting it needs careful consideration.
On the contrary, developmentally appropriate homework
plays a critical role in the formation of positive learning beliefs and behaviors, including a belief in one's academic ability, a deliberative and effortful approach to mastery, and higher expectations and aspirations for one's future.
Alarmingly, 23 per cent of children said a parent or guardian had completed their homework
for them, and 54 per cent said they shouldn't be assigned homework
Recent studies have analyzed parental homework
involvement through students' reports, and they argue that students' perceptions are more related to their own behavior than their parents' reports (see Moroni et al., 2015).
At the same time, some parents still consider homework
an essential part of learning.
"Secondly, family time is incredibly important and should be protected without the kids having to come home after a very full day of studying and launch into more of the same." He added: "Homework
should never supersede things that really matter, such as exercise, sleep and social interactions which are vital for students' cognitive, physical and emotional development.
Although the students won't have daily homework
per se, they will eventually be given occasional science project or research assignment to complete at home.
But it is the school's policy toward homework
that sets it apart.
"Most of what homework
is doing," says literacy expert Harvey Daniels, "is driving kids away from learning."
It is an open question whether homework
has any causative link to academic achievement, but we need to think about the quality of the homework
tasks we ask pupils to do.
So, I had mixed feelings when I read about a top UK school considering a ban on homework
because pupils are becoming depressed.