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The homework myth : why our kids get too much of a bad thing

Author: Alfie Kohn
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Life Long, 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st Da Capo Press edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kohn, Alfie.
Homework myth.
Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Life Long, 2006
(DLC) 2008299875
(OCoLC)71056139
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alfie Kohn
ISBN: 9780738211343 0738211346
OCLC Number: 812195385
Description: 1 online resource (v, 250 pages)
Contents: "Missing out on their childhoods" --
Does homework improve learning? : a fresh look at the evidence --
Does homework provide nonacademic benefits? --
"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 --
Rethinking homework --
Making change.
Responsibility: Alfie Kohn.
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