Two relatively recent surveys have provided information about the level of homework undertaken by pupils in the UK. In Scotland MacBeath and Turner found that in a typical evening primary pupils and their parents agreed that they had homework that took less than an hour. There was an increase in time spent on homework from early primary to upper secondary school but within this there was considerable variation from school to school, class to class, and teacher to teacher. Comparisons with other participating countries revealed that many more English children than those from other participating countries were not set homework. In a more recent study, Farrow et al found that pupils at primary school reported doing homework in reading more than once a week, in mathematics once a week, and in science not at all. It would seem that there continues to be wide variation in the amount of homework set by schools and the amount completed by individual pupils.
Pupils' perspectives on homework
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A teenager helps her younger sister complete math homework at their Denver home, January CAP analysis found that homework is generally aligned to Common Core State Standards, but additional policy changes would make it more valuable. For as long as homework has been a part of school life in the United States, so too has the debate over its value.
Cultural differences in the amount of time spent on homework and in beliefs and attitudes about homework were investigated through interviews with more than 3, elementary school children, their mothers, and their teachers. Chinese children were assigned more homework and spent more time on homework than Japanese children, who in turn were assigned more and spent more time on homework than American children. Chinese children also received more help from family members with their homework than American and Japanese children. Chinese children were found to have more positive attitudes about homework than American children; Japanese children's attitudes were between those of the Chinese and American children.