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|Title||The Effectiveness of Giving English Home Assignments on the Achievement of the Fifth Graders at UNRWA Schools in Gaza Governorate|
This study aimed at investigating the effectiveness of giving English home assignments on the fifth graders' achievement at UNRWA schools inGazagovernorate. To achieve this aim, the researcher adopted the experimental approach. The sample of the study consisted of ( 186 ) fifth graders; ( 88 ) females fromBeachElementaryCoeducation"C"Schooland ( 80 ) males fromNewGazaElementaryBoys"A"School. The researcher used daily homework assignments with the experimental group while the control group was left without homework in order to measure any statistical differences between the two groups. Before the study was conducted, the researcher had used a pre-achievement test of ( 50 ) items to measure the achievement level of both the experimental group and the control one in October ( 2009 ). To collect data, the researcher used T-test and Mann Whitney Test. In addition, she calculated (η2) and (d) values to measure the effect size of homework on the students' achievement. The study revealed that there were statistically significant differences between the experimental group and the control one in favour of the experimental group who received homework assignments. In the light of the findings, the researcher gave recommendations for the necessity of using homework assignments as they play an important role in raising the students' achievement. In addition, she recommended of conducting further studies in other fields of homework and she ended with suggestions for curriculum designers, supervisors and head teachers.
|Publisher||the islamic university|
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