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Homework as Superstition


by Cathy Vatterott July 19, 2011

The reform of K-12 homework practices has been impeded by unrealistic fears which share many attributes with superstitions. Homework can be an effective tool for learning, but to truly reform the practice, we must move beyond superstitious beliefs about homework.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: July 19, 2011
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 16482, Date Accessed: 11/27/2014 1:16:52 PM

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  • Cathy Vatterott
    University of Missouri-St. Louis
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    CATHY VATTEROTT is an Associate Professor of Education at University of Missouri-St. Louis and the author of Rethinking homework: Best practices that support diverse needs (2009).
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