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Homework: Motivation and Learning Preference.

HONG, Eunsook, & MILGRAM, Roberta M. Homework: Motivation and Learning Preference. Westport, CT: Bergin & Garvey, 2000. 208pp. $65.00 (h).

Homework style is the personal preference for doing the tasks assigned by teachers and learning new material outside of the formal school setting. Learning style and homework style have been found to be related yet empirically distinguishable, indicating the unique situation the home variable plays in forming individual learning styles. This guide will help parents, teachers, and counselors understand homework style and gain an awareness of the relationship between homework style, homework achievement, and school achievement. Chapters include: understanding homework; profiling homework motivation and preference; preferred versus actual and parental awareness of homework performance; cultural, gender, and age differences in homework motivation and preference; relationship of homework motivation and preference to achievement and attitude toward homework; homework motivation and preference of gifted and talented learners; solving homework problems; homework intervention--focusing on homework motivation and prefe rence; children's structural and motivational needs in homework; and arranging home environment.
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Publication:Adolescence
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Dec 22, 2000
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