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Homework: A decade of research

Brian Burnham

Homework is tradition that has survived waves of enthusiasm and of disenchantment. The famous report in the USA called A Nation at Risk, prescribed 'more homework' as one remedy for education's many ills. Other reports, however, caution that homework hasn't produced the benefits claimed for it; more of the same medicine isn't the answer, they assert. This report examines the case for homework in the light of recent research and expert testimony. The review concludes with recommendations for principals and teachers who want to make the most of homework's potential.

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