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The Homework Myth

Why Our Kids Get Too Much of a Bad Thing

By Alfie Kohn

  • ISBN13: 9780738211114
  • Pub Date: 08/14/2007 | Price: $15.99 / $18.50 CAN
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Trim: 5.50 x 8.25 Inches | 256 Pages
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About the Book

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.

About the Author

Alfie Kohn is the author of twelve previous books--including The Homework Myth, Unconditional Parenting, and Punished by Rewards--and hundreds of articles. His work has helped to shape the thinking of parents, educators, and social scientists throughout the world. A popular lecturer, he lives (actually) in the Boston area and (virtually) at alfiekohn.org.