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More homework doesn't make better students: survey

A large amount of homework does not always translate into better academic performance among children, according to several foreign surveys.

"This research has shown there is no relationship between children's academic performance and the amount of time devoted to homework or the amount of homework," Ramajitti Institute director Julaporn Masathienwong said Tuesday at a seminar.

In collaboration with the Thailand Research Fund, her institute has studied the findings of various studies to determine homework levels across the world.

Julaporn said her study found that too much homework would cause children suffering and do more harm than good.

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