Publication Date

1981

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

First Advisor

Patrick Moran

Abstract

This paper examines ESL/EFL homework and homework design first through the exploration of two distinct approaches to homework and homework design and second through the presentation an explanation of the conclusions I reached regarding homework and homework design.

This paper is divided into five sections. The first section provides a working definition of homework and examines the different function of class time and homework time. In the second and third sections two approaches to ESL/EFL homework, traditional and non-traditional, are examined through the presentation and discussion of their constituent parts. The fourth section contains an elucidation of the conclusions I reached regarding homework and homework design. In the final section an example of the application of these concepts to an actual homework situation is presented.

Disciplines

Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Curriculum and Instruction | Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research | Teacher Education and Professional Development