A Stanford researcher found that students in high-achieving communities who spend too much time on homework experience more stress, physical health problems, a lack of balance and even alienation from society. More than two hours of homework a night may be counterproductive, according to the study. Education scholar Denise Pope has found that too much homework has negative effects on student well-being and behavioral engagement. Image credit: L. A Stanford researcher found that too much homework can negatively affect kids, especially their lives away from school, where family, friends and activities matter. The researchers used survey data to examine perceptions about homework, student well-being and behavioral engagement in a sample of 4, students from 10 high-performing high schools in upper-middle-class California communities.
‘No homework’ policy is no good
No Homework Policy: One Year Later - Teaching with a Mountain View
Manila: Efforts in the legislature to do away with assigning homework to students in basic education drew the support from an unlikely quarter — the Department of Education DepEd. It said that since it had been advocating for an all-inclusive learning regime for Filipino students, to include out of the classroom schooling, a policy that will, in effect, restrict teachers from giving homework to students from Kindergarten to Grade It had been observed that obsession by parents and students for academic excellence had somehow affect the social well-being of pupils. You can manage them any time by clicking on the notification icon.
Nix Homework to Help Students? What the Science Says
Elissa Strauss writes about the politics and culture of parenthood. The views expressed in this commentary are her own. CNN We live, for the most part, fairly similar lives to our next-door neighbors. Both households have two working parents, two kids and an appreciation for the way California weather affords them unscripted, outdoor play year-round.
We know how that feels. Although laziness is among the reasons, there are credible justifications for why students hate homework. Too much homework can be counterproductive. So as a school admin, if you see that your teachers are overworking students with homework, make your move to control it.