Australian educators, researchers debate benefits of homework

09/21/2009 | Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), The

The debate over homework continues in Australia, and education officials there say they support assigning homework to students despite critics who say it has little academic value and might actually harm learning. An Australian researcher planning a book on the topic says more than 30 minutes of homework each day is excessive for younger students, but studies show secondary-school pupils benefit from homework.

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