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

By: Kohn, Alfie

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First Printing. Quarter bound in publisher's white cloth over tan boards, gilt lettering on spine. 8vo. vi, 250 pp. This is a new, unopened, unmarked copy. Both the volume and the unclipped dust jacket are in perfect, pristine condition. AS NEW/AS NEW. One of the banes of childhood has always been homework, but in "The Homework Myth," renowned educator and parenting expert Alfie Kohn illustrates why this particular annoyance may be unnecessary. Though it has been universally assumed that homework promotes higher achievement, reinforces learning, and teaches study skills and independence, available research and evidence indicates that homework actually provides no academic benefits and can promote conflict among families. Kohn shows how common misconceptions about learning, a mistrust of children, and a misguided focus on competition have led to an increase in time-wasting, counterproductive homework.. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

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

Author Name: Kohn, Alfie

Categories: Science, Medicine & Technology, Philosophy & Social Sciences, Education,

Edition: Stated First Edition. 1

Publisher: NY, Da Capo Press: 2007

ISBN Number: 0738210854

ISBN Number 13: 9780738210858

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: As New in As New dust jacket

Seller ID: 5630

Keywords: HOMEWORK CHILD Psychology;