3 new guidelines for ‘healthy homework’
Valerie StraussBack in the early 1900s, homework was deemed by some to be dangerous to children’s health, and for years some school districts limited or outright banned homework.
More than a century later, homework still drives students, their parents and sometimes their teachers crazy — and debate still swirls about whether homework is helpful or harmful.
Now we have a useful addition to the conversation. Below are three recommendations for healthy homework, written in an effort to realign homework policy and practice with student learning, health and engagement. The authors are the team behind the documentary “Race to Nowhere,” led by director Vicki Abeles, as well as homework experts Etta Kralovec, co-author of “The End of Homework”; Alfie Kohn, author of “The Homework Myth”; and Sara Bennett, author of “The Case Against Homework.”
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"3 new guidelines for ‘healthy homework’", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), juin 2012. Consulté le 07/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/3-new-guidelines-for-healthy-homework-