Some New Zealand Schools Cut Back on Homework

Seven New Zealand primary schools have just decided to cut back on homework because research shows no correlation between homework and academic achievement and there’s no evidence that homework teaches time management skills. (Nothing new there! Readers of this blog already knew that.)

According to, a recent study by Auckland University education professor John Hattie, which analysed the effectiveness of 113 different teaching tactics, ranked homework at 88th. Further, Hattie found no evidence that homework helps improve time management or study skills. Read the article here.

One Comment on “Some New Zealand Schools Cut Back on Homework”

  1. William says:

    I agree I am a student in Christchurch and homework archives nothing I would rather have an etra hour of school because I know it wouldn’t be pointless I know that I am actually learning something useful homework just gets you into trouble come on nz let’s stop homework!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    September 21st, 2012 at 9:00 pm
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