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The Validity of Homework

Homework: Helpful or Harmful?
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Arvin Xia

on 5 February 2013

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The Validity of Homework Some controversy is false Homework is Harmful Homework is Helpful Improves Understanding Family Social Life and Cheating Stress and Depression Improves Test Scores Time taken away from activities
Disturbs peaceful relationship
Parents = Homework monitors
Leads to frustration at home Focus more on homework than developing skills
Disrupts social activities
Less time to make friends, relax, exercise, and much more
When frustrated, students usually get "help" from friends Many students dread school
Lack of understanding
Overstressed with work and a possible fail By: Arvin Xia Mrs. Kennedy Period 1 Isn't Family Important? American Educational Research Association... “Whenever homework crowds out social experience, outdoor recreation, and creative activities, and whenever it usurps time that should be devoted to sleep, it is not meeting the basic needs of children and adolescents,” Teachers can be overstressed Students can be overstressed History of Homework 1900 Various school districts around the country, including San Francisco, Sacramento and Los Angeles, pass anti-homework regulations. Most students leave school after sixth grade. High school homework is demanding but uncontroversial. California legislature passes law abolishing homework in grades K-8, and limiting it in high school. A mindset shifts from abolishing homework to reforming homework and making it more creative and individualized. Launch of Sputnik gives pro-homework movement a boost, setting off concerns that American students aren't keeping up with Russian counterparts. Overwhelming consensus in favor of homework: among both educators and general public. Many districts have policies requiring homework. Survey shows level of high school homework hasn't increased, but amount given to kids in elementary school has gone up dramatically. 2000 1950 Imagine a... ...world without homework Not possible: homework does have benefits, so some people fight for it Upcoming test = stress Of course it is Of course it is Practice makes perfect
Doing something repetitively will allow the person to remember it better
Allows struggling students to understand the material and catch up 64 percent of parents feel that their children’s homework amount is “just about right”
One of the lightest homework loads
Many americans are not assigned homework at all and only an hour of it if they are Is there a right side? Both sides have valid points A typical high school student who completes homework will outperform students who lack homework completion by 69% on standardized tests.
Amoung junior high school students who complete homework, they outperform their fellow classmates by 35%
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