Quantitative Study on the Usefulness of Homework in Primary Education
Homework is the final stage of the traditional lesson of knowledge transfer and assimilation defined as a task set by teachers to give students the opportunity to study outside of classroom lessons. Although there are persons who criticize homework, in school practice these are seen as facilitators of learning and achieving school performance by most teachers and parents. In this study we aim to analyze the advantages and limitations of homework, based on questionnaires survey that measure teachers' perception of the importance, volume, typology, purposes, degree of difficulty, time spent and parental involvement of homework in primary education. We considered significant for this study our own didactic experiences, peer group discussions and the studies that focus on the positive and negative influences produced by homework on academic performance and school results of primary school pupils.
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