Importance of including proper education on homework for pre-service educators

Allee Campbell, California State University, Monterey Bay

Capstone Project (B.A.) Liberal Studies Department


Homework is a tool that has the power to reap beneficial or negative effects. The variations of these effects stem from the techniques and homework content that teachers employ. This senior capstone examines the educational knowledge that pre-service educators attain on homework techniques and the effects while preparing to become educators. Through review of syllabi at the undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, and credential levels at a university, the senior capstone research finding will reveal the knowledge of proper homework assignment and distribution and their training in preparation to become future teachers. This senior capstone research project discloses what is and what is not taught at the levels where pre-service teachers have been trained leading up to becoming teachers. This shed some light in strengthening the curriculum for future pre-service educators. The finding of this research may bridge the gap between the beneficial and negative effects of homework for students.