Homework Implications Across Diverse Student Populations

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 6,8
  • Skill Level: Introduction
  • Session 3: Promoting Diversity and Multicultural Competence in School Psychology

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. recognize the social–emotional impact that academic demands have on culturally and linguistically diverse student populations.
  2. compare the varied perspectives that teacher, parent, and student populations have on homework.
  3. learn to apply strategies to intervene via policy and intervention with educators and families to improve student social–emotional well-being.


Academic demands and the prevalence of mental illness among students is rising. This poster presentation will cover original research on the perceptions of and differential impact that homework has on the social–emotional well-being of students in grades 4–6, with emphasis on understanding the experiences of culturally and linguistically diverse youth and families. Practical suggestions for policy and intervention recommendations will be offered to those in attendance of this poster session.



Gagan Shergill, California State University, Sacramento
Melissa L. Holland, California State University, Sacramento
Melissa M. Hernandez, California State University, Sacramento
Victoria Morales, California State University, Sacramento

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