Why Homework Should Be Banned: Top Reasons You Need To Know
Homework: Is It Good for Kids? Here's What the Research Says | Time
Stanford research shows pitfalls of homework. By Clifton B. Parker Education scholar Denise Pope has found that too much homework has negative effects on student well-being and behavioral engagement. Image credit: L. Cicero A Stanford researcher found that too much homework can negatively affect kids, especially their lives away from school, where family, friends and activities matter.
Research Trends: Why Homework Should Be Balanced
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.
Homework is generally recognized as an effective way to reinforce what students learn in class, but claims that it may cause more harm than good, especially for younger students, are common. Homework can boost learning, but doing too much can be detrimental. Giving students too much homework can lead to fatigue, stress, and a loss of interest in academics—something that we all want to avoid. Homework has many benefits, ranging from higher academic performance to improved study skills and stronger school-parent connections. However, it can also result in a loss of interest in academics, fatigue, and a loss of important personal and family time.