The Positive Effects Of Homework For Primary School Students

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CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION Background of research Parents, student and educators have always been concern on student’s achievements in school. As a result, there have been several theories on what kind of methods, strategies and resources that could be utilised to help students attain the best result in class. One of the methods to develop student achievement is homework. Homework is also known as an extension learning process after school hour as stated by Noor AfniAndiPuturusi (2009). Homework is a way to help studentskeep on learning rather than involve with negative activity outside. Foyle (1985) concluded that homework compared to no homework had a positive impact on the student’s achievement. Problem statement Homework is a task assigned to students by school teacher that are meant to be carried out during non-school hours (Cooper, 1987). It can be used as a method to determine if the students understand the lesson and have mastered the required skills (National Education Association, 2008). Hence, there are some studies had shown positive effects of homework under certain conditions and for certain students, but, some show no effects and suggest negative views (Khon 2006; Trawtwein and Koller 2003). With that, we can conclude that there are advantages and disadvantages of homework for primary school students. Research objectives This research aims: 1) To identify the primary school students perceptions on homework. 2) To determine the primary school teachers

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