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The Resource Closing the book on homework : enhancing public education and freeing family time, John Buell

Closing the book on homework : enhancing public education and freeing family time, John Buell

Label
Closing the book on homework : enhancing public education and freeing family time
Title
Closing the book on homework
Title remainder
enhancing public education and freeing family time
Statement of responsibility
John Buell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Member of
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Buell, John
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Teaching/learning social justice
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Homework
  • Education
  • Home and school
  • Educational change
  • Devoirs à la maison
  • Éducation
  • Famille et école
  • Enseignement
  • EDUCATION
  • EDUCATION
  • Education
  • Educational change
  • Home and school
  • Homework
  • United States
Summary expansion
In this, the sequel to his critically acclaimed and controversial The End of Homework, John Buell extends his case against homework. Arguing that homework robs childrenand parentsof unstructured time for play and intellectual and emotional development, Closing the Book on Homework offers a convincing case for why homework is an outgrowth of broader cultural anxieties about the sanctity of work itself. After the publication of Buell's previous book, many professional educators portrayed reducing homework as a dangerous idea, while at the same time parents and teachers increasingly raised doubts as to its continued usefulness in education. According to John Buell, the importance of play is culturally underappreciated. Not only grade schoolers, but high school students and adult workers deserve time for the kind of leisure that fosters creativity and sustains a life long interest in learning. Homework is assigned for many reasons, many having little to do with learning, including an accepted, if unchallenged, belief that it fosters good work habits for children's futures. As John Buell argues convincingly, homework does more to obstruct the growth of children's minds, and consumes the time of parents and children who may otherwise develop relationships that foster true growth and learning. A unique book that is sure to fuel the growing debate on school reform, Closing the Book on Homework offers a roadmap for learning that will benefit the wellbeing of children, parents, and teachers alike
Label
Closing the book on homework : enhancing public education and freeing family time, John Buell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-156) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Revisiting the evidence -- A history lesson about work and homework -- Educating global citizens or global workers? -- Education at the epicenter -- Conclusion : on character and public education in Democratic Society
Control code
ocn614988941
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 160 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781592137688
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt144213c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)614988941
Label
Closing the book on homework : enhancing public education and freeing family time, John Buell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-156) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Revisiting the evidence -- A history lesson about work and homework -- Educating global citizens or global workers? -- Education at the epicenter -- Conclusion : on character and public education in Democratic Society
Control code
ocn614988941
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 160 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781592137688
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt144213c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)614988941

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