- Apr 18, 2010
- Eastern Jutland
The bolded text above is so true; so many parents believe that their child can do no wrong, is extremely intelligent, and entitled to everything. Unfortunately, no one ever sides with teachers, because principals want to make sure that they keep the parents happy. It's quite disgusting, but it's OK, because when real life sets in, the 'little wonder' will be wondering why, oh, why is nothing going his/her way.
Many parents don't want any homework assigned to their children, because after school, it should be family time. Same goes for any breaks. While I'm all for 'no homework', since it would lessen my workload at home, I have to say that without at least a little bit of reinforcement, the skills that are learned in the classroom may be lost. The argument is of course; teach them all you need to teach them while they're at school, but if skills are not learned, then there's no time to teach all that has to be covered. I wonder, is there anti-homework movement in Denmark too, or is this strictly a US trend?
No, there are schools here that have abolished homework. The purpose of the All Day School is also to give the children the opportunity to do their homework, or at least most of it, while still at school.
I'm a little bit pro and against homework at the same time. Too much homework is a bad idea, I think. A little homework is better. It doesn't hurt the children to learn that there are obligations, because later on in life, depending on the job, they are likely to get "homework" from time to time.
Some children also learn better by self-study or by doing it with the parents, which can also be a kind of quality time while you at the same time get a look at what your child is working on and assess the skills of your child - and sometimes you learn something yourself...