Social Studies Teachers’ Homework Practices in Oman

  •  Saif Al-Maamari    


This study aims at discovering the homework practices of ten social studies teachers in basic education schools of the second cycle (grades 5-10) in Muscat governorate, Oman. The sample comprised of (10) teacher’ planning books (5 male teachers and 5 female teachers) distributed in ten schools. The researchers designed a check list for analyzing the planning books of teachers consists of four domains: the types of homework tasks, the levels of knowledge of homework according to Bloom's taxonomy, the resources required to answer homework tasks, and the nature of working on homework. Findings of the study showed that social studies teachers assigned conventional homeworks, which might not be consistent with new goals of social studies in Oman.

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