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Homework Myth Why Our Children Get Too Much of a Bad Thing

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ISBN-10: 0738210854

ISBN-13: 9780738210858

Edition: 2006

Authors: Alfie Kohn

List price: $24.00
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Death and taxes come later; what seems inevitable for children is the idea that, after spending the day at school, they must then complete more academic assignments at home. The predictable results: stress and conflict, frustration and exhaustion. Parents respond by reassuring themselves that at least the benefits outweigh the costs. But what if they don't? In The Homework Myth, nationally known educator and parenting expert Alfie Kohn systematically examines the usual defenses of homework--that it promotes higher achievement, "reinforces" learning, and teaches study skills and responsibility. None of these assumptions, he shows, actually passes the test of research, logic, or experience.…    
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Book details

List price: $24.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Da Capo Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/21/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

Alfie Kohn was described by "Time" as "the country's most outspoken critic of education's fixation on grades & test scores." The author of the influential "No Contest" & "Punished by Rewards," he writes & speaks widely about human behavior, education, & social theory. He lives in Belmont, Massachusetts.

The Truth About Homework
"Missing Out on Their Childhoods"
Does Homework Improve Learning? A Fresh Look at the Evidence
Does Homework Provide Nonacademic Benefits?
Six Reasons Homework Persists (Despite What the Data Say)
"Studies Show ..."-Or Do They?
The Questions Left Unasked
What We Haven't Learned About Learning
The "Tougher Standards" Fad Hits Home
Better Get Used to It
Idle Hands ...
Restoring Sanity
Rethinking Homework
Making Change