In Education Week, a teacher poses the question whether or not to fail a student who understands the material but who has not done the work. I'm a psychologist, not an educator, and I see this issue as a lifespan problem, not one that is isolated to one particular class. The question is one that is central to my book, The Homework Trap: How to Save the Sanity of Parents, Students and Teachers. The purpose of education is to prepare for the future, and I see many people through different stages of life, and into adulthood, suffer from the homework system. In this videotape, I shed light on what happens to children who are under constant homework pressure, not just in school, but in later life as well.
Dr. Kenneth Goldberg is a clinical psychologist with 35 years of professional experience in dealing with many different psychological issues. He is the author of The Homework Trap: How to Save the Sanity of Parents, Students and Teachers and currently works in his own private practice.
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