Quality of homework, not quantity;In brief

29th January 1999 at 00:00
SCHOOLS should concentrate on the quality rather than the quantity of the homework, according to a report from the Office for Standards in Education. Homework, Learning from Practice by Penelope Weston says what matters is the commitment of teachers, pupils and parents, the interest-value of the tasks, and rapid and relevant feedback from teachers. While teachers and parents seem to agree that homework improves performance, there is no hard evidence for this.

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