English Homework: What Makes Sense?

Laura Loder Buechel
2016 Zenodo  
Controversies over the amount and quality of homework assignments have been in the news for years (Lee and Pruitt 1979; Cooper 1989, 2007) and explosively so more recently due to attention brought about via films such as Race to Nowhere (Abeles et al. 2011). Some argue that homework does not provide much benefit for elementary school children and that it is only in the sixth grade that it starts to make sense (Cooper, Robinson, and Patall 2006; Kohn 2006). Others discuss the role of quality
more » ... es quantity (Cooper 1989; Thomas 1992; Warton 2001). A few articles address homework in foreign-language education (Wallinger 2000; Chang et al. 2014), and some pertain to adult foreign language learners.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3598184 fatcat:vshgsi55kbbxrjhz2crus2orgu