Whether homework is good or bad has been a huge debate among students, teachers, and also parents for many years. There are many arguments whether it benefits the students or not and whether it is worth spending so many hours on. Many parents have two very different views on whether they believe the amount of homework that their children receive is beneficial or not beneficial. The student 's attitude towards their homework can affect how hard they try on it and how much they actually get done. Homework can have its upsides to it but overall homework isn 't as beneficial as some people may think because students spend so much time on there homework they don 't have much time to do extracurricular activities and spend time with their families,
According to two separate studies by researchers at Duke University and with the Journal of Educational Psychology, the research does show increased benefits of students doing their homework to increased test scores at schools. An analysis done by Harris Cooper shows the impact on homework has on test scores, his analysis showed positive outlook on homework because scores went up. In another study done by Harris Cooper at Duke University shows “homework was linked to better test scores in high school”. In the other study done by Rubén Fernández-Alonso for the Journal of Educational Psychology, shows teachers who consistently assign homework for students, those students who did the homework has an increased test score over someone who did not complete the assigned homework. In other words, students who did their homework overall had performed better than someone who did not complete it.
Homework can not teach people important life-experiences. In an article Reese Everett writes “Students can learn about money management, personal responsibility, effective communication, and time management by working at home for an allowance or at a part-time job. What kind of homework can teach you all of that?" (Everett). This is something that many can relate to because they learned how to socialize or pay taxes through life, and not from school.
Homework has been around for a long time, but do the growing numbers in homework really help students, or would they be better off without it? Homework generally stresses students, and the stress isn’t good for their health. A teacher (Dan Gottlieb) did a survey and asked her students if any of them were stressed from their homework and 90% of her students admitted to being stressed from their homework. Homework also deprives students from sleep, sometimes they have other things to do after school and end up doing homework until late at night. Even students who have good sleep habits are generally sleep deprived.
Think to yourself, do you think kids should have homework? Pros: Kids should have homework because first off, it gets children to work on the stuff that they just learned on the subject so that the teacher knows that the student actually knows what they are doing, and if they payed attention in class. Also another reason kids should have homework is because it helps kids be more independent. Further more, homework helps kids be more independent because it teaches kids to know how much time they have, and turn their work in on time in the article it says, ¨It teaches your child to work independently.¨ (Top 14 reasons Why Homework Is Bad For Kids). The last reason, why kids should have homework is because it helps kids retain the knowledge that they learned in class.
Homework- Schoolwork that a student is required to do at home. Why should “schoolwork” have to be done at home? Kids all around the world ask this question as they sit down late at night stressing about the countless hours of work they must complete before school the next day. The main focus of going to school is for students to learn and adapt to new information given to them. The work they should do should be kept inside of the classroom and not assigned into their personal lives.
Others think kids should not have homework because it doesn’t help them and use standardized tests to support them. Over recent years, the debate has gotten more attention as to whether students should have homework as homework has seemed to increase. Students having homework does not benefit them in their academic skills and should be abolished. In countries like Japan and Denmark, the students don’t have much homework, but exceed the United States on international tests. A lot of tests have proven that homework does not help improve a student’s performance of skills.
The schools that have no homework have a better boat. In other words, schools with no homework do not have better test scores. In the article “20 Pros and Cons of Homework.” on Vittana.org the author explains how how homework only creates negative attitudes towards schools; “Survey after survey has found that the only thing that homework does is create a negative attitude toward schooling and education in general.” Students receive a great deal of homework each night but yet all it does is create a negative attitude towards school. If homework was eliminated then students might have a more positive attitude towards school. This would cause students to perform better academically since they think of school in positive ways and want to excelle.
We need to explain the importance and meaning of homework to pupils. We must also point out that both doing and not doing homework have consequences. Pupils need to understand that if they do not do their homework, their grades will be affected; but if they do, they will achieve better grades. In addition, teachers need to create homework which is meaningful and has a clear purpose. Homework that focuses more on drill and practice might not be interesting to pupils and this will deter them from completing them.