Views of Students and Teachers About Role of Homework Implementation on Students’ Academic Success

Volume 2 Issue 2 (July 2020)
Tuba Demirbag
Pages: 64-77 Download Count : 999 View Count: 2003 DOI Number 10.17220/tuara.2020.02.2 Facebook Share on Google+ Save to Zotero Save to Mendeley

Abstract:


In this research, it was tried to determine what are the views of students and teachers about role of homework implementation on academic success of students. Working group of this reseach consist of 12 eighth grade students studying in Cumayeri district of Düzce province and 10 teachers working in different branches within Ministry of National Education. While the qualitative research method was used in the study, the case study was used as the research technique. Semi-structured interview form was used as data collection tool and expert opinion was consulted for the suitability of the questions. While students was interviewed as face-to-face method and voice recorder was used to record data, face to face interviews method could not carried out in the specified timeframe due to global epidemic pandemic that intterupted schools and caused education to be distance. Therefore, data collection completed by sending mails to teachers that consist of purpose of the research and interview questions. Content analysis was used in the analysis of the data that obtained from the interview questions applied to teachers and students. As a result of the research, for students, it was found that purposes of the homework are in the direction of repetition and reinforcement, they have generally positive attitudes towards the homework and the homework have an impact on their development and academic success. As for teachers; it was found that purposes of giving homework are to help reinforce subject, improves students' responsibility and develop autonomous learning skills. In case of without homework, permanent learning would not occur so regular homework is effective on academic success.

Keywords

  • Homework
  • academic success
  • views of students
  • views of teachers
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