International Perspectives on Student Outcomes and Homework Family-School-Community Partnerships
This synthesis of the latest knowledge on homework presents unique findings by researchers from various countries and diverse professional backgrounds. It approaches the topic of homework from several perspectives, including
- its political and cultural contexts
- aspects of parental involvement and parent-child relationships
- school contexts and practices
- observable impacts
It highlights homework-specific concerns and considers two principal solutions. Firstly, support initiatives from schools and communities. Secondly, improved homework design, aimed at attracting greater student interest and promoting communication within families. Recommendations for practice and future research are also discussed.
A political analysis shows that current confusion about homework might stem from a tension between two prevailing ideologies, one stressing students’ improved achievement in competing economies, and the other privileging collaboration between the school, family and community. This book considers how both teachers and parents can ensure a balance between the child’s school life and his or her overall development. Certain community resources are available to parents and students, but these in no way absolve parents of the responsibility to maintain an interest in their child’s school activities.
International Perspectives on Student Outcomes and Homework proposes ideas and actions of relevance to everyone interested in the issue: school administrations, teachers in training and in practice, parents, and researchers eager to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the field. It is a perfect companion to International Perspectives on Contexts, Communities and Evaluated Innovative Practices, also edited by Rollande Deslandes, and published simultaneously by Routledge.
1. Family, School, and Community Partnerships under the Perspectives of Student Outcomes and Homework
FAMILY-SCHOOL-COMMUNITY-PARTNERSHIPS AND STUDENT OUTCOMES
1. Parental Involvement Supports Better Student Learning
Kathleen HOOVER-DEMPSEY, Crista L. GREEN and Manya C. WHITAKER ,Vanderbilt University, TE, U.S.
2. Four Key Policy Questions About Parent Engagement What The Evidence Has To Say
Kenneth LEITHWOOD, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
FAMILY-SCHOOL RELATIONS AND HOMEWORK
3. Parent Involvement in Homework
Erika A. PATALL and Harris COOPER, Duke University, NC, USA
4. Homework in Denmark
Birte RAVN, The Danish University of Education, Copenhagen, Denmark
5. Parents and Children's Homework in France
Dominique Glassman, Université de Savoie, France
6. Parents’ Perspectives on Homework United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia and Japan
Susan HALLAM, Institute of Education, University of London, UK
7. Gender, Homework and Family-School Relations
Maria Eulina PESSOA DE CARVALHO, Universidade Federal da Paraiba, Brazil
8. Perceptions of Child’s Invitations to Parents’ Involvement on Student Homework
Claire SAFONT-MOTTAY, Nathalie OUBRAYRIE-ROUSSEL, Odette LESCARRET, et Hervé LARROZE-MARRACQ, Université de Toulouse le Mirail, France
9. Long-Term Parent-Child Dyad Relationships and Management Strategies with Respect to Homework at the Elementary and the Secondary Levels
Rollande DESLANDES, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Michel ROUSSEAU, Universite du Quebec a Rimouski.
10. Does Family Involvement Make a Difference? Investigating the Longitudinal Effects of a Math Homework Intervention
Frances L. Van VOORHIS, Center on School, Family, and Community Partnerships
Johns Hopkins University, MD., U.S.