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The paper discusses the sensitive issue of homework in the USA and notes that there are some who believe that children are subjected to too much homework. The paper then discusses some of the different perspectives of the articles reviewed by the paper and notes that the main difference between the piece by Jay Mathews and the other two articles is that Matthews is clearly writing from a parent's perspective and that the other two articles are written from a more objective viewpoint.The paper comments that this does not make the arguments used in Mathews' piece any less valid, but merely means that it must be considered when judging the arguments.
Sample of Sources Used:
- Chen, S. and H.W. Stevenson. "Homework: A cross-cultural examination." Child Development 60 (1989): 551-561.
- Gill, Brian P. and Steven L. Schlossman. "A Nation at Rest: The American way of homework." Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis 25.3 (2003): 319-337.
- Jieying, Xi, Sun Yunxiao and Jing Jian Xiao. Chinese Youth in Transition. Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2006.
- Mathews, Jay. "Class Struggle: Is homework really so terrible?" Generating Ideas from Reading. 21-25.
- Trautwein, Ulrich. "The homework-achievement relation reconsidered: Differentiating homework time, homework frequency, and homework effort". Learning and Instruction 17.3 (2007): 372-388.
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