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 Synopsis

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.

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

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

Book Information

ISBN: 9780738211114
Publication date: 14th August 2007
Author: Alfie Kohn
Publisher: Da Capo Press Inc an imprint of INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 256 pages
Categories: Teaching skills & techniques,

About Alfie Kohn

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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