Date of Award


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Dissertation - NSU Access Only

Degree Name

Doctor of Education


Center for the Advancement of Education


Muriel L. Lundy


Elementary Education, Homework, Parent Role, Family Involvement, Student Motivation, Study Skills, Teacher Role, Home Study, Study Habits, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Student Improvement, Elementary School Students, Opinions, Teacher Opinions.


This practicum was designed to improve the homework-study skills routines of elementary students. This was to be done by educating the parent group. In-servicing staff members and providing materials and workshops for students. One goal of the program was to reduce the number of students attending homework sessions. A second goal was to plan evening workshops for parents and provide materials for use at home. The writer met regularly with staff members to disseminate information dealing with the two major practicum areas. Home and School Information Devices we sent home regularly with students and four formal evening sessions for parents were held. Students experiencing difficulties in study and homework areas met with the writer to discuss strategies for improvement. Materials for addressing study skills were purchased by the district and distributed to staff and students. The results of the practicum were positive. Parental involvement was consistently high while staff input added a great deal to the accomplishments of the five objectives. Home and school worked cooperatively in bring attention and improvement to the two areas of the practicum.

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