Positive Effect of Homework on Students

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Yes, teachers should give homework – the benefits are many

By Harris Cooper

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September 02, 2016 05:25 PM

A second-grade teacher in Texas recently rekindled the annual debate over whether kids spend too much time on homework.

The teacher said she did not plan to assign homework this school year because it has not proven to correlate with achievement (not true) and because no homework would allow families to eat together and read together, and children to play outside and have an early bed time. If only dropping homework could make these things happen!

Research overwhelmingly supports the notion that students who do homework do better in school than those who don’t.

But research also suggests the amount and type of homework must take into account the child’s developmental level. Teachers refer to the “10-minute Rule” – homework time on any given school night should be equal to the child’s grade level times 10. So a second-grader should have 20 minutes of homework. The National Education Association and the National Parent Teacher Association agree with this philosophy.

My internet searches have never uncovered a school policy that differs greatly from the 10-minute rule. If a second-grader brings home two hours of homework, that’s not good. If an 11th-grader does five hours, that’s too much. The amount of homework kids bring home generally does not diverge from those school policies.

The perception that American kids do too much homework is also belied by a national survey that asked parents, “Do you think your child’s teachers assign too much homework, too little homework or the right amount of homework?” Sixty percent said just the right amount, 15 percent said too much and 25 percent said too little.

Beyond achievement, homework can also lead to the development of good study habits and a recognition that learning can occur at home as well as at school.

Homework can also foster independent learning and responsible character traits – essential skills later in life when students change jobs or learn new skills for advancement at work.

And homework can give parents an opportunity to see what’s going on at school and learn about their child’s academic strengths and weaknesses. Two parents once told me they refused to believe their child had a learning disability until homework revealed it to them. Maybe that 20-minute assignment should involve parents and replace screen time, not dinner or interactive play.

Opponents argue homework can lead to boredom with schoolwork because all activities remain interesting only for so long. Homework can deny students access to leisure activities that also teach important life skills. And parents can get too involved in homework – pressuring their children and confusing them by using instructional techniques different from the teacher’s.

Regrettably, research on these effects of homework are rare. In the absence of data, common sense suggests that any of these effects can occur depending, again, on the amount and type assigned.

In my experience, the complaints over too much homework come from a definable but relatively small segment of the population – parents with conflicting desires to have their children excel in school and lead balanced lives that include school, play, aesthetics, citizenship and spirituality. Homework is an easy target to express their anxiety.

Educators also find themselves caught between irreconcilable alternatives. To them, it is the same parents who rail against homework who permit (encourage?) their children to load advanced placement classes into their academic schedules. More homework comes with these classes.

Educators also question whether homework really takes five hours or whether that time includes hours clicking back and forth between homework and texting, tweeting, Facebooking.

Time on homework reaches a point of diminishing returns; too little does no good, too much does more harm than good. Teachers should base their practices on what sound evidence and experience suggest is optimal. If the amount and quality are appropriate, parents won’t complain.

Harris Cooper, a professor of psychology and neuroscience at Duke University, is author of “The Battle Over Homework: Common Ground for Administrators, Teachers and Parents.”

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Positive Effect of Homework on Students


It is readily accepted that homework plays a major role in the studies as well as an understanding of the course curriculum of a student.Homework Assistance

Through homework, it is ensured that a student would give some amount to studies at home as well, which might otherwise be neglected since the students would then be only playing or watching television.

However, it is a never ending debate as to what and how much is a positive statistics for homework.

This aspect has always been in a discussion because while a section believes that the children are overburdened with homework after a tiresome day at school, there is another group that believes that the children get ample of free time at home and that there must be more homework such that they keep busy and studies at home.

This again raises and puts forward the question of how much can be considered as the positive homework statistics which would assist in raising the standards of education towards the enrichment of high standards of academics.

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As per a chief study by Department of Education, during the study of Mathematics, English, and Science, if a child spends greater than two hours every night while completing the homework, it is bound to produce enhanced results.

This study was conducted by tracking the advancement of 3,000 children in the past 15 years. It was further exhibited by the study that benefits were reflected by any time spent in completing the homework; however, higher impacts were for those students who gave in more than two hours a night.

Therefore, it can be derived from this study that the appropriate homework statistics can be one where the student has to devote two to three hours at home for its completion.

This study certainly does not mean that the students should be burdened with the homework, it actually means that if someone is spending no time on homework, they should spend some time at least and if someone is spending half an hour, they can extend it to one or one and a half hour and so on. It only indicates that a good time should be spent studying at home, which can be fulfilled by an activity of homework.

It is claimed by some other researchers that a good and reasonable amount of homework assists the students in developing the skills of responsibility as well as leading good life, together with capability of managing the various tasks, and that it offers learning through experience, enhancement in motivation, learning opportunities for coping with distractions and difficulties, together with educational advantages.

While several types of research prefer and conclusively take one stance on the research – either positive or negative, there is one balanced approach as well taken, which proclaims that the research on the homework effects advice that it is advantageous until the time that the people teaching make use of the awareness of levels of developmental for guiding expectations and policies.

Homework Statistics and Homework Type

While it can be derived from the studies that there is no specific statistics for the homework, a positive one is where a student has to spend a minimum of two to three hours to complete the work.

There are three basic types of homework, such as, practicing, preparing, or extending. This variation mostly comes with the grade.

When it is a practice homework – it has to be more because the student would gain perfection only when he will attempt same work again and again.

The preparation homework will be limited in the sense that its range will vary on the capability of each student in completing the given task.

The extending one is quite less, which just reinforces and tests the knowledge of the student.

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