9781416626565-1416626565-Rethinking Homework: Best Practices That Support Diverse Needs

Rethinking Homework: Best Practices That Support Diverse Needs

ISBN-13: 9781416626565
ISBN-10: 1416626565
Edition: 2
Author: Vatterott, Cathy
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: ASCD
Format: Paperback 216 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781416626565
ISBN-10: 1416626565
Edition: 2
Author: Vatterott, Cathy
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: ASCD
Format: Paperback 216 pages

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Acknowledged authors Vatterott, Cathy wrote Rethinking Homework: Best Practices That Support Diverse Needs comprising 216 pages back in 2018. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1416626565 and 9781416626565. Since then Rethinking Homework: Best Practices That Support Diverse Needs textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 0.30 or rent at the marketplace.

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In this updated edition, Cathy Vatterott examines the role homework has played in the culture of schooling over the years; how such factors as family life, the media, and "homework gap" issues based on shifting demographics have affected the homework controversy; and what recent research as well as common sense tell us about the effects of homework on student learning. She also explores how the current homework debate has been reshaped by forces including the Common Core, a pervasive media and technology presence, the mass hysteria of "achievement culture," and the increasing shift to standards-based and formative assessment.

The best way to address the homework controversy is not to eliminate homework. Instead, the author urges educators to replace the old paradigm (characterized by long-standing cultural beliefs, moralistic views, and behaviorist philosophy) with a new paradigm based on the following elements:

  • Designing high-quality homework tasks;
  • Differentiating homework tasks;
  • Deemphasizing grading of homework;
  • Improving homework completion; and
  • Implementing homework support programs.

Numerous examples from teachers and schools illustrate the new paradigm in action, and readers will find useful new tools to start them on their own journey. The end product is homework that works—for all students, at all levels.

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