Research on Homework

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What does the research say about homework?

Task One: Read Chapters 2 and 3 of The Homework Myth: Why Our Kids Get Too Much of a Bad Thing by Alfie Kohn. In place of reading the book, see this excerpt from the book printed on the Psychology Today website: [[1]].

Task Two: Analyze the research and present your perspective on homework based on references from the text in a written reaction.

Task Three: Share your written reaction with your small group via email, or chat. Discuss your standpoints by responding to every member, using at least one reference to the text in every response.