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 stuff.co.nz, 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.