Homework <br /><ul><li>What’s the right amount of homework?
What role should parents play in the homework process?
What is the purpose of assigned homework and what specific guidelines do teachers utilize in order to create these assignments?
What is the correlation between the amounts of homework assigned, the time and effort taken to complete the tasks, and student achievement?
Does homework increase student achievement?</li></li></ul><li>Literature Review<br />Harris Cooper: (1989) book Homework analyzed 120 different studies on homework effects; and he attempted to reveal the positives and negatives of past studies on homework<br />Tanis Bryan and Carol Nelson: (1994) surveyed 1527 elementary and junior high students on homework experiences<br />Joyce L. Epstein and Frances L. Van Voorhis: (2001) a content analysis of information from previous studies indicated 10 purposes of homework<br />Alfie Kohn: (2006) The Homework Myth<br />Etta Kralovec: (2007) New thinking about homework; Center for Public Education; TIMSS international test scores<br />Robert J. Marzano and Debra Pickering: (2007) The Case For and Against Homework<br />Gordon Eldridge: (2009) Homework and Student Achievement<br />
Study<br /><ul><li>I wanted to see Longfellow Elementary Schools’ faculty views on homework
I wanted to see if the Longfellow faculty was up-to-date on current studies for or against homework
I wanted to see if assigning homework had an effect on student achievement at Longfellow Elementary School
I created a survey on Surveymonkey and here are a few of the questions I asked:</li></ul>Do you administer homework?<br />How frequently do you administer homework?<br />How much time do expect the homework to take each night?<br />Which researcher have you heard of?<br />What are the purposes you utilize for assigning homework?<br />Would you be in favor of a No Homework Policy?<br />
Recommendations<br />Be up-to-date with current research in regard to homework<br />Be careful and critical of the research findings<br />Use professional judgment when issuing homework assignments<br />The philosophy of homework should be administered or tailored to the students in your class<br />If assigning homework make sure to follow specific guidelines to ensure that the homework is relevant and differentiated; and develop assignments that encourage learning and creativity, and doesn’t deter or turn students away from a positive learning experience<br />Contribute to the students learning experience by providing constructive and timely feedback<br />