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The case against homework [electronic resource] : How Homework Is Hurting Our Children and What We Can Do About It. Sara Bennett.

Bennett, Sara. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780307381453 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Date Published: 2006.

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Summary, etc.: Does assigning fifty math problems accomplish any more than assigning five? Is memorizing word lists the best way to increase vocabulary--especially when it takes away from reading time? And what is the real purpose behind those devilish dioramas? The time our children spend doing homework has skyrocketed in recent years. Parents spend countless hours cajoling their kids to complete such assignments--often without considering whether or not they serve any worthwhile purpose. Even many teachers are in the dark: Only one of the hundreds the authors interviewed and surveyed had ever taken a course specifically on homework during training. The truth, according to Sara Bennett and Nancy Kalish, is that there is almost no evidence that homework helps elementary school students achieve academic success and little evidence that it helps older students. Yet the nightly burden is taking a serious toll on America's families. It robs children of the sleep, play, and...
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : Harmony, 2006. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1208 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 428 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Education.
Family & Relationships.
Genre: Electronic books.

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