Homework hotlines: Recommendations for successful practice


Journal Article (Review)

It is common for students to have difficulty completing homework in a timely and accurate manner. Many school districts and organizations offer homework hotlines to help students complete assignments. However, educators lack a clear description of what is necessary to establish and maintain an effective hotline. This article addresses four issues that need to be considered: (a) a definition of homework hotlines and some of their variations; (b) how the need for a hotline should be assessed; (c) a review of the literature on important considerations in developing a homework hotline; and (d) a look at past research on the effectiveness of hotlines and how they should be evaluated in the future. Throughout, the authors make recommendations based on current research and practices.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Reach, K; Cooper, H

Published Date

  • June 1, 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 43 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 234 - 241

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0040-5841

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1353/tip.2004.0038

Citation Source

  • Scopus