Having said all that, there is a clear trend to increase the amount of homework particularly young children need to do.Some studies even talk about homework more than doubling in the last 30 years or so.
Remember that we do not get the concept of teenagers until, at least, the 1950s.Venetian educator Roberto Nevilis gets the credit for introducing homework as part of education.It seems likely, however that homework was used even before Nevilis’s time.Although this may seem incredible to us from a 21st-century perspective, education was not very highly valued by most people until well into the 20 century.In order to understand this, you have to think about how society and the economy worked for most of America’s history.The reason why Nevilis gets the credit is that he is the earliest example that there is evidence of.It is safe to say that homework began at the same moment that formal education was introduced.This has had a lasting impact because, by the end of the Cold War period in 1990, homework had become such an important part of the educational experience in the US that most people considered it part and parcel of education. There are studies pointing in different directions.While some of them make claims about the effectiveness of homework, others actually advise against it.Even when kids had some form of schooling in the 20th century, still homework was not usually given to them as to not interfere with their home activities.In California, for instance, homework was abolished in 1901 by the State legislature. Remember the days when we put a belt around our two books and carried them home? They have school all day, then homework from six until eleven. – Tom Petty The Cold War is the name by which we refer to a long period of political hostility between the capitalistic Western (led by the United States) and the socialist Eastern bloc (led by the USSR) that lasted between the end of World War II and 1990.