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Alfie Kohn
Alfie Kohn writes and speaks widely on human behavior, education, and parenting. He is the author of twelve books and hundreds of articles. Kohn has been described by Time Magazine as "perhaps the country's most outspoken critic of education's fixation on grades and test scores." He has... show more

Alfie Kohn writes and speaks widely on human behavior, education, and parenting. He is the author of twelve books and hundreds of articles. Kohn has been described by Time Magazine as "perhaps the country's most outspoken critic of education's fixation on grades and test scores." He has appeared twice on "Oprah," as well as on "The Today Show," NPR's "Talk of the Nation," and on many other TV and radio programs. He spends much of his time speaking at education conferences, as well as to parent groups, school faculties, and researchers. Kohn lives (actually) in the Boston area - and (virtually) at www.alfiekohn.org.
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Birth date: October 15, 1957
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Just reading
Just reading rated it 10 years ago
This is a good book because it forces the reader to think about homework in a new way (unless one already subscribes to the view that homework really does not work well). The research is impressive and the arguments make sense. Every school, teacher and administrator should discuss the purpose of ...
Peace, Love & Books
Peace, Love & Books rated it 10 years ago
This is a collection of essays published in the past several years by the long-time advocate of progressive education and incisive critic of education policies. If you've never read any of Kohn's other books, this is a great introduction. He has a refreshingly rational, thoughtful mind on these matt...
Austen to Zafón
Austen to Zafón rated it 11 years ago
While I like his main premise that cooperating with children as though they're human rather than ordering them about and making random rules because that's convenient for the grown-ups, I find much of his practical advice, well, impractical. I take to heart his idea, but I put it into practice diffe...
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