An excellent resource that provides research-based information as well as practical information. Administrators, teachers, and parents will find Cooper's book to be an indispensable resource' - Mary Johnstone, Principal, Rabbit Creek Elementary, Anchorage, AK
'An easy-to-read, comprehensive resource for teachers, administrators, district staff, and parents interested in best schooling practices around homework' - Barb Keating, Principal, FW Howay School, British Columbia, Canada
Does homework work?
Homework is the cause of more friction between school 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 third 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?
Harris Cooper provides educators with terms, definitions, and updated research to hold constructive conversations with students, their families, and the community. Administrators, teachers, and parents can collaborate to make sound decisions about homework policies and guidelines as they learn to evaluate:
Variations in homework that can influence achievement
Appropriate assignments for different grade levels
The influence of parents in the homework process
Recent research findings, best practices, and updated policy guidelines.
This essential reference offers teachers and parents the opportunity to end the battle and turn homework into a cooperative effort to promote student learning.
Harris M. Cooper is professor in the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience atDukeUniversity. He earned his doctorate degree in social psychology from theUniversity ofConnecticut. His research interests include research synthesis, applications of social and developmental psychology to educational policy issues, homework, school calendars, and afterschool programs.