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The Homework Myth Why Our Kids Get Too Much of a Bad Thing by Alfie Kohn
  

The Homework Myth Why Our Kids Get Too Much of a Bad Thing

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The Homework Myth Why Our Kids Get Too Much of a Bad Thing by Alfie Kohn

So why do we continue to administer this modern cod liver oil-or even demand a larger dose? Kohn's incisive analysis reveals how a set of misconceptions about learning and a misguided focus on competitiveness has left our kids with less free time, and our families with more conflict. Pointing to stories of parents who have fought back-and schools that have proved educational excellence is possible without homework-Kohn demonstrates how we can rethink what happens during and after school in order to rescue our families and our children's love of learning.

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Alfie Kohn holds a crucial position in the American dialog about parenting. -- Michael Gurian Perhaps the country's most outspoken critic of education's fixation on grades [and] test scores.

[The Schools Our Children Deserve is]...a remarkable book that should become a classic in the field. -- Jonathan Kozol The most energetic and charismatic figure standing in the way of [making] standardized curriculums and tests a fact of life in every U.S. school.

A good book to have on hand when defending the idea of homework-free elementary schooling. -- San Antonio Express-News


About the Author

Alfie Kohn is the author of ten previous books, including Punished by Rewards, The Schools Our Children Deserve, and Unconditional Parenting. He lives with his family in the Boston area.

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Book Info

Publication date

14th August 2007

Author

Alfie Kohn

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Publisher

Da Capo Press Inc an imprint of INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US

Format

Paperback
256 pages

Categories

Teaching skills & techniques

ISBN

9780738211114

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