Australian students, teachers sound off on homework's merits

09/1/2009 | Age (Melbourne, Australia), The

Some Australian students say they should be assigned only a small amount of homework, and a former teacher from the country says that in students' early years, homework is largely "parent-driven," according to letters to the editor. An education specialist says that homework might not be useful to students with learning difficulties, and comparing their homework with their peers might hurt their self-esteem.

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