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After Studying Homework, Teachers at One Canadian Junior High Cut Way Back on their Assignments

A principal from Edmonton, Alberta, asked the teachers at his junior high school to do their own summer reading on whether homework actually works.

The result, as reported by Toronto, Canada's, Globe and Mail: "With their return to the classroom this fall, teachers at the affluent Edmonton school are thinking twice about the pages of homework they would have automatically assigned last year, casting doubt on the age-old wisdom that practice makes perfect, that rote drills lead to deeper understanding instead of boredom or frustration. A math teacher with 26 years under her belt, Judy Hoeksema now assigns half the work she would have and fewer routine textbook exercises. Some colleagues are handing out no homework at all.

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Posted in: News by NewsBot on October 23, 2006 @ 12:00 AM

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