Homework: What the Research Says

  1. The Independent’s Richard Garner provides us with a summary and makes some interesting points about the recent research (2004) regarding homework at http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/most-homework-is-not-worth-the-family-rows-it-causes-but-afterhours-clubs-can-help-lift-results-569322.html
  2. For some research-based strategies you might want to visit http://www.netc.org/focus/strategies/home.php
  3. For a full copy of  Sharp, Keys and Benefield’s  “Homework – A review of recent rersearch” commissioned by Ofsted and published in 2001 by the National Foundation for Educational Research, click on this link http://www.nfer.ac.uk/nfer/publications/HWK01/HWK01.pdf
  4. You may also want to have a look at Sara Bennett and Nancy Kalish 2006 book “The Case Against Homework” (see below) if you want an alternative argument to the mainstream beliefs.  You can read about the book here http://boingboing.net/2007/05/27/homework_sucks_the_c.html and find more information at http://stophomework.com/


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