Homework is a hot topic within the educational community. It is also a divisive issue that divides the education community into two main camps: those who view it as an educational necessity that promotes the growth of cognitive and intellectual students, who consider it a burden that increases the burden on learners and discourages them and stifles their creativity. It is true that there is no definitive academic and scientific answer to the argument of one camp over the other, but there is an increasing need to rephrase the concept of homework, especially in the light of the digital divide and achievement in schools. To this end, we share with you a collection of some very good titles on the subject. Since we grew up doing homework and assigning homework to our students, we thought it was enlightening to learn about the dark side of homework and the legends surrounding it. We invite you to check these readings and share your feedback with us. Enjoy
1- End of homework: how homework leads to obstruction of families, increased burden on children, and learning limits, By Eta Kralovic (author), John Boyle (author):
"Etta Kralovec and John Buell, who dared to challenge one of the most widely accepted practices in American schools, were the first provocative arguments published in Time and Newsweek in many women's magazines on radio stations National and television networks, the first public argument to challenge the gospel of the "best homework".
2- The Myth of Homework: Why our children get a lot of bad things, By Alfe Kun (author)
"Why do we continue to manage this modern cod liver oil or even ask for a larger dose?" The analysis reveals how a bunch of misconceptions about learning and a misleading focus on competitiveness have left our children less free time and our families with more conflicts. Parents who have fought and schools that have demonstrated educational excellence are not possible without homework, showing how we can rethink what happens during and after school to save our families and our children's love for learning. "
3- The Case Against Homework: How Homework Islting Children and What Parents Can Do About It, By Sarah Bennett (author), Nancy Kalish (author)
"The truth, according to Sarah Bennett and Nancy Kalish, is that there is almost no evidence that homework helps elementary school students achieve academic success and the lack of evidence that they are helping older students, yet the night burden causes heavy losses in American families It deprives children of sleep, play and exercise the time they need for physical, emotional and nervous development, a hidden cause of childhood obesity, creating a nation of "school potatoes."
4- Conclusion of homework book: Promoting public educationBy John Boyle (author)
"The claim that homework raises discipline in the long term [is] Is largely supported by extensive experimental work, but there is reason to believe that many other external factors in the lives of young children and young adults contribute significantly to this virtue. "
5- Reconsidering homework: best practices that support diverse needs, By Cathy Fatirot (author)
"Rethinking homework: best practices that support diverse needs Examines the role that homework has played in the education culture over the years; how factors such as family life, media, and" balance movement "influenced internal debate; what research – and sense Good for teachers – that tells us about the effects of homework on student learning. "
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