The Homework Myth (häftad)
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The Homework Myth (häftad)

The Homework Myth

Why Our Kids Get Too Much of a Bad Thing

Häftad Engelska, 2007-08-01
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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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"A good book to have on hand when defending the idea of homework-free elementary schooling."--"San Antonio Express-News" "[The Schools Our Children Deserve is]...a remarkable book that should become a classic in the field." -- Jonathan Kozol "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 most energetic and charismatic figure standing in the way of [making] standardized curriculums and tests a fact of life in every U.S. school."

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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.