No Contest: The Case Against Competition / Edition 1

No Contest: The Case Against Competition / Edition 1

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by Alfie Kohn, Kohn
     
 

No Contest stands as the definitive critique of competition. Contrary to accepted wisdom, competition is not basic to human nature; it poisons our relationships and holds us back from doing our best. In this new edition, Alfie Kohn argues that the race to win turns all of us into losers.See more details below

Overview

No Contest stands as the definitive critique of competition. Contrary to accepted wisdom, competition is not basic to human nature; it poisons our relationships and holds us back from doing our best. In this new edition, Alfie Kohn argues that the race to win turns all of us into losers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395631256
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
11/28/1992
Edition description:
None
Pages:
338
Sales rank:
559,723
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.76(d)

Meet the Author

Alfie Kohn's six previous books include Punished by Rewards and No Contest: The Case Against Competition, as well as Beyond Displine and What to Look for in a Classroom. Descrilbed by Time magazine last year as "perhaps the country's most outspoken critic of educational fixation on grades and test scores," he is a popular lecturer, speaker to teachers, parents, and reasearchers accross the country. The author currently resides in Belmont, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1The "Number One" Obsession1
2Is Competition Inevitable? The "Human Nature" Myth11
3Is Competition More Productive? The Rewards of Working Together45
4Is Competition More Enjoyable? On Sports, Play, and Fun79
5Does Competition Build Character? Psychological Considerations96
6Against Each Other: Interpersonal Considerations132
7The Logic of Playing Dirty158
8Women and Competition168
9Beyond Competition: Thoughts on Making Change182
10Learning Together197
Afterword233
Notes247
References289
Index315

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