Homework slant

10th July 2009 at 01:00

One in five homework tasks unfairly benefits middle-class pupils because of the adult support, technology and reference material required, according to a US study by Carroll University, Wisconsin. They looked at 750 tasks set by 68 primary and secondary teachers - only 25 per cent of primary homework was at an appropriate level, rising to 96 per cent in secondaries.

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