Cheryl wrote this comment last week:
I was just discussing an aspect of this with a colleague the other day. The subject at hand was a limited English student whose parents had no apparent interest in academic pursuits for their daughter. They were extremely interested in other aspects of her life and wellbeing, but would not provide homework support or a structured environment for her to complete homework in. You could say she was academically handicapped by their attitude.”
This is my response:
This is exactly what I am referring about when I asked if homework promotes inequity in education. Has this teacher consider the “home culture” in terms of the tasks this student has to do at home in lieu of school work? Perhaps we as educators should not intervene with students’ home life. A friend of mine, use d to call this type of student: “school dependent-learner”.
Thank you Cheryl!