Students’ Study Time and Their “Homework Problem”
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North American parents and writers concerned with adolescents’ well-being have repeatedly pointed to the “homework problem” as underlying adolescent stress, disruption of family relationships, and questionable academic results. Publications such as Kralovec and Buell’s (2000) “The end of homework”, Kohn’s (2006) “The Homework Myth. Why our kids are getting too much of a bad thing”, and Bennett and Kalish’s (2006) “The case against homework” have highlighted these concerns. These assertions are countered by arguments that homework enhances learning and is needed for building good work habits (see Cooper et al. 2006), often summarised “How can we compete with the Japanese and Koreans, if our kids don’t do homework.”
How homework loads of Canadian and U.S. students compare with the workloads of students in other countries?
How have these workloads...
KeywordsExperience Sampling Method Time Diary Homework Problem Homework Time Adolescent Stress
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