Children's perspectives on mathematics homework

Troels Lange, Tamsin Meaney

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    Abstract

    Homework is a world-wide phenomenon which provides advantages and disadvantages for children. In this paper, we want to widen the discussion about homework by analysing the views of some Year 4 children in a Danish folkeskole. For these children, homework acted as an indicator of their ability in mathematics and was considered an unnecessary intrusion into their busy, out-of-school lives. This intrusion became a burden, if the children were unclear about what was required or if the level of work was too easy. Our analysis uses the work of Stephen Kemmis on practice architectures by considering homework to be an educational practice structured by culturally-discursive, material-economic and social-political structures and processes.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSeventh Swedish Mathematics Education Research Seminar (MADIF-7)
    Place of PublicationLinköping universitet at Linköping
    PublisherLinköping universitet
    Pages135-145
    Number of pages11
    ISBN (Electronic)9197393460
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    EventMathematics Education Research Seminar - Stockholm
    Duration: 26 Jan 201027 Jan 2010

    Seminar

    SeminarMathematics Education Research Seminar
    Period26/01/1027/01/10

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