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

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

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By (author) Alfie Kohn

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  • Publisher: Da Capo Press Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 206mm x 18mm | 204g
  • Publication date: 3 October 2007
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge, MA
  • ISBN 10: 0738211117
  • ISBN 13: 9780738211114
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 43,225

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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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Author information

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.

Review quote

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