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(Ireland) Move to abolish primary school homework; it's "a source of stress and frustration"

Jan 22, 2018, Irish Times: Should homework be scrapped for primary school students? https://www.irishtimes.com/news/education/should-homework-be-scrapped-for-primary-school-students-1.3363917 Do young children really need to do more work when they get home after a day at school? The Oireachtas committee on public petitions is currently examining a call for the “eradication of homework” for children in primary school on the basis that it provides little educational benefit is a source of stress and frustration. It’s a view shared by a surprising number of academics who say, at best, evidence in favour of homework is inconclusive and, at worst, may be detrimental to younger children. … Child psychologist Dr David Carey, who has over 25 years experience in clinical and educational settings, believes homework for children who are still in primary school serves little purpose. … “The problem with homework is the stress and strife it causes in the family, with parents being driven to distraction by children who don’t want to do their homework. It causes arguments, tears and disruption to family life,” says Dr Carey. …