Parents, are there enough hours in the day for THAT much. The American educational system is far from perfect. According to an article in the New York Times, first graders and kindergartners are spending an average of 25 to 30 minutes a night on homework. As mentioned earlier, high school students are spending anywhere from under 1 hour to 3.5 hours a night on homework.
Students Spend More Time on Homework but Teachers Say It's. The deep inequities among American schools mean that fundamental educational resources and expectations are still far from assured or universal. Here’s a quick look at how six countries around the world handle everything from classroom instruction to homework, and those seemingly endless teacher-planning days. The survey of 1,000 K-12 teachers found, among other things, that high school teachers on average assign about 3.5 hours of homework each week. For high school students who typically have five.
Facts & Statistics Why Are Modern Students Given Too Much. But even the educational components we take most for granted, whether our kids attend private or public school — the length of the school day, the number of school days each year — are peculiarly American, rising out of practical and cultural traditions so familiar they’re hard to trace. READ MORE: The Fatherly Guide to Parenting in Other Countries Chile has the highest average amount of school days worldwide for primary school students. One the California high school teacher suggested that students should be spending more time with their families. She is ready to cancel homework assignments of all topics for the entire learning period, but every family must meet a single condition involve specific activities to correlate with student success.
How Much Homework Do American Kids Do? - The Atlantic But school days elsewhere in the world are in fact radically different from ours — each country has its own specific rituals and educational norms, of course, but beneath those lie foundational assumptions about the value and purpose of education, parental involvement, the balance of responsibilities in a child’s life, and the ideal shape of childhood itself. These Chileans spend 1,007 hours a year behind a desk. In the 2002-2003 school year, a study out of the University of Michigan found that American students ages six through 17 spent three hours and 38 minutes per week doing homework.
About 3.5 hours of homework a day for high schoolers? That. Only by looking at how many school days per year there are in other countries, can we get perspective on how our own kids’ school days stack up. Chile is at the top of Latin American countries in reading and math, so there is a payoff to all that instructional time. A poll of public school teachers finds that on average, high school students are assigned 3.5 hours of homework per weeknight, or more than 17 hours a week. Or that’s the teachers’ perspective, anyway. If that’s how it actually plays out, it strikes me as too much by far.