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The Battle Over Homework

Author: Harris M. Cooper
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1631440128
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Homework is the cause of more friction between schools and home than any other aspect of education and becomes the prime battlefield when schools, families, and communities view one another as adversaries. This comprehensive fourth edition tackles all the tough questions: What’s the right amount of homework? What role should parents play in the homework process? What is the connection between homework and achievement? This essential reference offers all stakeholders—administrators, teachers, and parents—the opportunity to end the battle and turn homework into a cooperative endeavor to promote student learning.

The Battle Over Homework

Author: Harris Cooper
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483362094
Size: 37.63 MB
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This third edition helps educators hold constructive conversations with families about making sound decisions regarding homework, and includes the latest research findings and updated policy guidelines.

Rethinking Homework

Author: Cathy Vatterott
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416608257
Size: 33.67 MB
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Is homework an essential component of rigorous schooling or a harmful practice that alienates and discourages a significant number of students? The debate over homework has gone on for decades, but schools and families have changed in many ways, and, as author Cathy Vatterott notes, "There's a growing suspicion that something is wrong with homework." Rethinking Homework: Best Practices That Support Diverse Needs examines the role homework has played in the culture of schooling over the years; how such factors as family life, the media, and the "balance movement" have affected the homework controversy; and what research--and educators' common sense--tells us about the effects of homework on student learning. The best way to address the pro- and anti-homework controversy is not to eliminate homework. Instead, the author urges educators to replace the "old paradigm" (characterized by longstanding cultural beliefs, moralistic views, the puritan work ethic, and behaviorist philosophy) with a "new paradigm" based on the following elements: * Designing quality homework tasks; * Differentiating homework tasks; * Deemphasizing grading of homework; * Improving homework completion; and * Implementing homework strategies and support programs. Numerous examples from teachers and schools that have revised their practices and policies for homework illustrate the new paradigm in action. The end product is homework that works--for all students, at all levels.

Synthesizing Research

Author: Harris M. Cooper
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761913481
Size: 52.86 MB
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Lauded by thousands of readers for providing researchers with the first practical approach for doing systematic literature reviews, this popular book has been thoroughly updated and revised to include the latest information on the use of electronic technology and the Internet to conduct literature searches. This new edition of Synthesizing Research includes expanded discussion of retrieving and coding information from research documents to the production of coding sheets, as well as updated coverage of report writing that includes APA's new guidelines and recent practices adopted by research syntheses.

The Case Against Homework

Author: Sara Bennett
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 030734018X
Size: 70.60 MB
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Argues that homework has little to do with academic success, and offers parents strategies and techniques for communicating with teachers and schools to advocate for change. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.

Research Synthesis And Meta Analysis

Author: Harris Cooper
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483347044
Size: 21.30 MB
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The Fifth Edition of Harris Cooper's bestselling Research Synthesis and Meta-Analysis: A Step-by-Step Approach offers practical advice on how to conduct a synthesis of research in the social, behavioral, and health sciences. The book is written in plain language with four running examples drawn from psychology, education, and health science. With ample coverage of literature searching and the technical aspects of meta-analysis, this one-of-a-kind book applies the basic principles of sound data gathering to the task of producing a comprehensive assessment of existing research.

The Homework Myth

Author: Alfie Kohn
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0738211346
Size: 57.44 MB
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So why do we continue to administer this modern cod liver oil-or even demand a larger dose? Kohn’s incisive analysis reveals how a set of misconceptions about learning and a misguided focus on competitiveness has left our kids with less free time, and our families with more conflict. Pointing to stories of parents who have fought back-and schools that have proved educational excellence is possible without homework-Kohn demonstrates how we can rethink what happens during and after school in order to rescue our families and our children’s love of learning.

The End Of Homework

Author: Etta Kralovec
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 9780807042199
Size: 75.49 MB
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With the publication of The End of Homework, Etta Kralovec and John Buell touched off a heated debate in American culture. Their provocative argument, featured in Time and Newsweek, in numerous women's magazines, and on National Public Radio and many television broadcasts, was the first openly to challenge the gospel of "the more homework, the better." Arguing that, in assigning massive amounts of homework, teachers and schools are essentially abdicating their responsibility to teach, the authors advocate forcefully for protecting the leisure time of children and the precious resource of family time. "Kralovec and Buell argue persuasively for a fresh look at the homework debate...A compelling case for the idea that there are 'educational mechanisms in place that serve to make the system less workable for poor and working-class kids.'" —Publishers Weekly

The Tactful Teacher

Author: Yvonne Bender
Publisher: Nomad Press
ISBN: 1936313154
Size: 51.41 MB
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By equipping teachers with the tools they need to communicate effectively with colleagues, parents, and administrators, this handbook prepares them to deal successfully with and understand the dynamics of a variety of work-related situations. Especially helpful for those new to the field, this guide teaches the skills to build effective communication, tailor messages to fit their recipients, and interact with difficult people and under pressure. Using specific scenarios, such as dealing with angry parents, sharing unpleasant information, or communicating in less-than-ideal school environments, different communication strategies, and why they work, are discussed in detail. Advice is also given on handling "The Social Addiction Trap" and those tricky "what's your opinion" questions with grace and aplomb.

Do Students Have Too Much Homework

Author: Judeen Bartos
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780737758924
Size: 32.71 MB
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Presents differing viewpoints on the issues surrounding homework in schools including academic pressure, achievement culture, and school life vs. family life.