kitchen table math, the sequel: Dana Huff: The Homework on Homework #2

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Dana Huff: The Homework on Homework #2

Two weeks ago, Dana Huff summed up a discussion on homework. She comes back with round two: a discussion of Harris Cooper's 1989 article, “Synthesis of Research on Homework.”

One of the frustrations that Huff and I share is that there's no standard definition of homework. Cooper provides a tidy one:
Cooper defined homework as “tasks assigned to students by school teachers that are meant to be carried out during non-school hours”
What is your children's schools' definition of homework?

Previous related posts at Dana Huff's blog, (I have elucidated some titles)
Grading to Communicate
Dana Huff, Agent Provocateur
Researching the Efficacy ofHomework Correction Techniques

Brief review of Classroom Instruction That Works (Marzano et al.)

Previous related posts here at KTM:
dy/dan on "why I don't assign homework"
Steve on teachers, homework, "Extra Help"
Steve on "collecting and correcting"
Effect size of collecting and correcting homework
All KTM posts labelled homework

citation for Cooper article:

Cooper, Harris. “Synthesis of Research on Homework.” Educational Leadership. 47.3 (November 1989): 85-91. Professional Development Collection. EBSCO. Weber School Library, Atlanta, GA. 29 March 2008. .