Views of students with learning disabilities of their homework in general education classes: Student interviews

Valerie Sawyer, Janet S. Nelson, Madhavi Jayanthi, William D. Bursuck, Michael H. Epstein

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This study examined the experiences and views of students with learning disabilities regarding the homework they receive in their general education classes and identified ways that teachers and parents might positively affect students' performance. Subjects were 10 high school students identified as having learning disabilities. Individual interviews were conducted to elicit information from each student. An analysis of the interviews resulted in the emergence of three themes: (a) factors that make homework easy, (b) factors that make homework difficult, and (c) recommendations for teachers, students, and parents. The results, limitations of the study, and future research needs are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)70-85
Number of pages16
JournalLearning Disability Quarterly
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1996


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Health Professions(all)
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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