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Homework recognized harmful to children

Домашние задания признали вредными для детей

“We found no evidence that homework helps children learn better in school,” says a Professor from Duke University’s Harris Cooper. This statement is equally shocking and those who use both hands to homework, and those who are against.

And what hours of torment, sleepless nights, and shed rivers of tears — all this for nothing?
The thought of no homework, no school, so ingrained in our consciousness that even the most adults it is hard to question their value.

What are the facts? Whether you want to torment little first graders? It turns out that the primary school pupils doing in class, it is easier to learn the material and get better grades. And the extra homework is a bunch of precious time that we take away from our children. Children in elementary school “homework” is not needed that’s what studies show. Agrees with it and Professor at Arizona state University Etta Kralovec. And even in high school homework assignments give minimal effect.

High school students homework all the same benefits, but it also requires to know when to stop. For example, students who spend 1.5 hours repetition time, the performance is better than those who spend 4 hours. Fantastic!

Do not rush to think that this is a result of poorly built observations. Cooper, after spending 120 studies in 1989 and 60 in 2006, and could not find clear and convincing pros of homework. But found out that they have a negative impact on the attitude of children to school.

That is worrying. The child, just starting school, deserves a chance to develop a love of learning. Instead, homework sets against the school and science in General. Already in kindergarten children are faced with the upcoming 11 years “hard labor” that provokes a strong hatred for school.

Thousands of families are fighting over homework every night. Parents put pressure and persuade. Tired children protest and cry. Instead of supporting each other at the end of a hard day, too many people are involved in a cycle, “You “homework” done?”

Children need adult assistance. But, getting it, getting used to rely on parents serving as a “patrol officer”. And this, in addition to the continuing conflict and nagging, undermining one of the main goals of homework responsibility.


Source: salon
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