Thu, 8 Feb 2001 17:12:40 +0000
I have long been convinced that the disadvantages of homework outweigh the
dubious advantages for all bar a few pupils. Indeed when I was a head of
department I told my staff that the only reason for setting and marking it
was to keep the parents happy and show that we were doing a good job. Thus
they should use the biggest red pen possible.
On the other hand it seems that in some contexts, some sort of "prep" may
be of use, even if only to provide an Ausubelian advance organiser.
Peter Gill School of Education
King's College London
Tel: +44 (0)20 7 848 3188 London SE1 9nn
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