Early Childhood Learning Knowledge Centre
-Alfie KohnFri, 01/18/2008 - 12:20 -- adminAt the high school level there is a correlation between homework done and standardized achievement measures, but the correlation is weak.
-Alfie KohnFri, 01/18/2008 - 12:19 -- adminOverwhelmingly, the research shows no academic advantage to homework, particularly for younger children.
-Scholastic Yankelovich Study (2006)Fri, 01/18/2008 - 12:18 -- adminReading for fun declines sharply after age eight and the main reason is too much homework.
There is very little correlation between the amoun-Harris CooperFri, 01/18/2008 - 12:17 -- adminThere is very little correlation between the amount of homework and achievement in elementary school and only a moderate correlation in middle school. Even in high school, too much homework may diminish in its effectiveness or even become counterproductive.
-Alfie KohnFri, 01/18/2008 - 12:17 -- adminThis view that kids are vending machines, where you put in more homework, you get out more learning, is painfully naïve.
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