Date of Award
Master of Science in Education
Master of Education
Many attempts have been made by educators to propose purposes which education should have to a democratic society. As the result, there appears to have developed two major premises supporting educational programs. One proposes to provide that subject matter, which, if learned, will provide the basis for thought and the solution of problems as adults. The other, is designed to consider all areas of development and assist the child in the development of those skills necessary for day to day living in a modern democratic society.
Each group, therefore, recommends that those procedures be followed which, is believed will contribute most to the best development. It is with this problem, an examination of the Pro's and Con's of such suggested procedures that this paper is concerned.
It is the purpose of this paper to review the arguments and supporting evidence in regard to whether homework should be recommended as a desirable part of elementary school work; and, with the consideration of individual differences and the effects which homework might have on the overall development of the child, recommend procedures which might be followed in this regard.
The critical analysis of the problem of homework, as contained in this paper, is concerned with the probable results attendant to its use at the elementary school level.
A. C. Preston
Prairie View A&M College
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Date of Digitization
John B Coleman Library
City of Publication
Gordon, M. D. (1959). A Survey of the Nature and Extent to Which Homework Should Be Given in the Elementary Grades. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.pvamu.edu/pvamu-theses/1088