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Author Kohn, Alfie.

Title The homework myth : why our kids get too much of a bad thing / Alfie Kohn.

Imprint [Cambridge, Mass.?] : Da Capo Lifelong ; [London : Perseus Running, distributor], 2007.


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 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    371.30281 KOH    Available
Description vi, 250 p. ; 21 cm.
Note Originally published: 2006.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-242) and index.
Contents pt. 1. The truth about homework -- 1. "Missing out on their childhoods" -- 2. Does homework improve learning? A fresh look at the evidence -- 3. Does homework provide nonacademic benefits? -- pt. .2 Six reasons homework persists (despite what the data say) -- 4. "Studies show...: - or do they? -- 5. The questions left unasked -- 6. What we haven't learned about learning -- 7. The "tougher standards" fad hits home -- 8. Better get used to it -- 9. Idle hands -- pt. 3. Restoring sanity -- 10. Rethinking homework -- 11. Making change -- Notes -- References -- Acknowledgments -- Index.
Summary Argues that homework does not provide academic benefits for younger students and that the notion of homework is the result of a set of misconceptions about learning, a mistrust of children, and a misguided focus on competitiveness.
Subject Homework.
Education -- Parent participation -- United States.
ISBN 9780738211114 (pbk.) : $14.95
0738211117 (pbk.)

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