2 Comments on “Podcaster Interviews Denise Clark Pope, founder of Stressed Out Students”

  1. Earl H. Kinmonth says:

    Your FAQ states

    Many countries with the highest scoring students on achievement tests, suchas Japan, Denmark, and the Czech Republic, have teachers who assign little homework.

    I can only speak to the Japanese case. My son is a second grade student in a very ordinary Japanese public school. He gets a fair amount of homework, perhaps on the order of 30 minutes or so per day. I see no evidence that he is being bent out of shape by this.

    I would also note that the large fraction of Japanese students who receive supplementary tuition from private tutors or who attend after hours and weekend supplementary programs are in effect “doing homework.” Indeed, one reason for teachers not assigning as much homework as they might is because they assume a large fraction of the class will be receiving supplementary instruction.

    Earl H. Kinmonth
    Professor of Sociology (Education)
    Taisho University
    Tokyo, Japan

    November 20th, 2008 at 10:47 pm
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  2. Anonymous says:

    I am “trying” to put together a plan to limit homework in my childrens school. I need advice and I would love to be able to speak with someone who has gone through this battle and possibly get a guest speaker to come to the school. If you can help please let me know.
    Thank you

    January 14th, 2009 at 2:32 pm
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