This anti-homework movement reached its peak in the 1930s, with a society for the abolition of homework being formed in order to prevent schools from giving students homework, with numerous school districts following their lead even in those schools where homework was not abolished, very few homework assignments were given. Meditation sessions, long walks between classes and no homework it sounds like most children’s dream education this was the opening to a recent article in the uk’sdaily mail written in response to a rather loose interpretation of a view expressed by eve jardine-young, the head of cheltenham ladies college in an earlier piece forthe times. This anti-homework movement reached its peak in the 1930s, with a society for the abolition of homework being formed in order to prevent schools from giving students homework, with numerous school districts following their lead.
That doesn’t mean the abolition of homework, but it does mean that teachers should think carefully about what they are aiming to achieve by setting it it is our responsibility to get the balance right. Rethinking homework by cathy vatterott table of contents chapter 1 the cult(ure) of homework homework is a long-standing education tradition that, until recently, has seldom been questioned.
Headline debate: should homework be abolished jen hoganandarlene harris debate whether or not schools should scrap homework have your say in our poll at the end of the story. No, schools should not abolish homework as homework is a valuable tool to ensure that a student learns material that was taught at school too often, when a student goes home, they forget the material taught at school that day.
Homework should not be abolished several studies have proven that homework, in fact, does improve the stability of the student in school this strengthens the statement that time spent completing homework is time well spent 2 / 445: the abolition of homework high school can be a scary and stressful place for teens.
Homework is said to be beneficial as it teaches at home but this is not to be so, most homework set today is frankly unneeded and takes up quite a bit of time to achieve an end goal of nothing as most homework is going over something you have just gone over which does not benefit as you will eventually get that lesson into your head as time passes. If a child is struggling with the amount or content of homework given, then perhaps it is a time to have a chat with the teacher, but for the most part, i would say that a little bit of homework is a good thing. Homework is found to be extremely stressful for both students and parents of the students transition: homework is only lowering students grades ii body- a excessive amounts of homework is found to lower students grades 1.
Support the abolition of homework from irish school curriculum in the interest of the physical & mental health & welfare of the children of this state, we the undersigned call on the department of education & skills to abolish homework from the school curriculum for both primary & post primary schools. Homework should be abolished for primary school children because it is a waste of their time, teachers declared today it damages relations between parents and children and causes tears and upset among young pupils, according to members of the association of teachers and lecturers.