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Homework: elementary principals' perception of effective homework practices

The purpose of this study was to examine homework practices teachers use in the classroom and what administrators perceive to be effective homework practices. This study will review the history of homework and the views about homework by many opponents and supporters. This study will include a literature review of previous research done on this subject. The study will also explore some of the homework practices recommended by research to promote positive attitudes and study habits among students, increase student success, foster parent involvement, and build stronger relationships between the teacher, student, and the parent. Six elementary school principals participated in the study. The principals responded to a survey. The survey responses from six elementary school principals were used as data and analyzed to determine what principals perceive to be effective homework practices.

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