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

by Alfie Kohn

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738211114
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 08/13/2007
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 215,541
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents


The Truth About Homework
"Missing Out on Their Childhoods"     3
Does Homework Improve Learning? A Fresh Look at the Evidence     25
Does Homework Provide Nonacademic Benefits?     49
Six Reasons Homework Persists (Despite What the Data Say)
"Studies Show ..."-Or Do They?     71
The Questions Left Unasked     87
What We Haven't Learned About Learning     101
The "Tougher Standards" Fad Hits Home     119
Better Get Used to It     141
Idle Hands...     151
Restoring Sanity
Rethinking Homework     163
Making Change     183
Notes     199
References     229
Acknowledgments     243
Index     245

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