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Teachers told to ease back on homework
« on: August 29, 2014, 01:53:46 PM »
THE OFFICE of the Basic Education Commission (Obec) ordered schools not to give a lot of homework assignments, and said they should also not be too difficult and should focus on group work.

chief Kamol Rodkhlai said that under the guidelines, teachers were to assign homework appropriately.

The guidelines also instructed school administrators and educators to ensure that teaching and homework assignments were appropriate and to punish those students who copied from others or hired others to do homework.

School administrators were also instructed to arrange free tutoring for students who fall behind peers academically or to provide a "friends help friends" tutoring clinic or other activities to help them complete basic education, he said.

"Homework assignments are for students to review lessons and practise self-discipline and responsibility … I personally think it should take no more than an hour per day to do homework, so teachers should discuss the appropriate amount. Homework should not be so difficult that kids have to hire others to do it for them," Kamol said.

He added that the guidelines came from suggestions from the chief of the military's ruling National Council for Peace and Order and others in society.

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