LITERATURE REVIEW: DOES HOMEWORK INCREASE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT?
Problem Sheet 3: Review of the Literature
1. What are the specific problem(s) or question(s) to be addressed in your literature review: The Value of Homework in Student Achievement. Is there a positive effect? Negative effect? No effect ?
2. What general reference tools did you use to conduct your research? (List specific electronic databases consulted.) ERIC, Academic OneFile, PsycINFO. I also used Google to search the general internet.
3. What search terms did you use?
a. _Homework_________________ d. _____Achievement___________
b. _Value of Homework_________ e. _____Student Achievement____
c. _Academic Achievement______ f. ___________________________
4. Specify the scope of the review and explain your inclusion/exclusion criteria (i.e., what was and was not included and why?)
As the framework for the literature developed, I decided to exclude some of the article from my annotated bibliography that discussed homework motivation. I did include all articles that had findings related to homework and student achievement, positive or negative.
5. What topics and subtopics emerged about your problem and question as you conducted your research?
One interesting subtopic was the “fringe” benefits of homework including the development and honing of vital life skills. I would like to investigate that further another time.
6. What are your conclusions based on the findings of your review?
While there is a great deal of research on the topic of the value of homework in student achievement, it turns out that this relationship is very complex. There are many factors involved, many of which are out of the control of the school or teacher. In addition, there are gaps in the research regarding the different
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