The Perceptions of Students, Teachers and Parents toward Students’ Homework
The issue of students’ homework being a vital aspect of students’ development is an unending and disputable
discussion among Thai educators. Some educators claimed that homework has little educational worth, however, some
pointed that homework is a vital and valuable part of education. In this article, the authors focused on the perceptions of
students, teachers, and parents toward homework and compare the perceptions of students based on their levels of education.
There were 245 participants consisting of 205 students, 20 teachers and 20 parents of primary students at Demonstration
School, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University. The instrument applied for data collection was the questionnaire. The data
obtained were analyzed by the applications of percentage, mean, and standard deviation. The study findings respond to the
two research objectives. First, the students’ perceptions toward homework were in the average level while the teachers and
parents’ perceptions toward homework were in the high level. The highest average was “homework supports students’
critical thinking and creative thinking” which was grade 1-3 students’ opinions while grade 4-6 students, teachers, and
parents agreed that “homework provides students an opportunity to practice and review their lessons.” Furthermore, most
students suggest that they did not need homework anymore because lots of homework leads to overload of work for them.
On the other hand, most teachers and parents still needed students to have homework because students will be able to review
their lessons and practice their skills toward homework. Second, grade 1-3 students and grade 4-6 students had the same
perception toward homework.
Keywords - Perception, Students Teachers and Parents, Homework