Alfie Kohn The Homework Myth

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But it is hard to slog through Alfie Kohn's waterfall of statistics and pronouncements, and his conflation of "studies prove..." next to plaintive quotes from teachers or parents that misleadingly support the author's point.This seems to be a good 20-page article (the chapter on Rethinking Homework) surroun What a screed!

But it is hard to slog through Alfie Kohn's waterfall of statistics and pronouncements, and his conflation of "studies prove..." next to plaintive quotes from teachers or parents that misleadingly support the author's point.This seems to be a good 20-page article (the chapter on Rethinking Homework) surroun What a screed!

And it is a hidden cause of the childhood obesity epidemic, creating a nation of “homework potatoes.” 4- Closing The Book On Homework: Enhancing Public Education, by John Buell (Author) “The claim that homework evokes long-term discipline [is] largely unsupported by extensive empirical work, but there is reason to believe that many other extracurricular factors in the life of a child and young adult contribute substantially to this virtue.Kohn calls homework “time-consuming, disruptive, stressful, demoralizing.” There is no hard evidence, he writes, to support the widespread assumption that it promotes high achievement and good work habits.Quite the opposite: Homework generates family conflict, takes time away from other activities, and dampens enthusiasm for learning.It is also a divisive issue that divides the education community into two main camps:those who view is as a pedagogical necessity that boosts students cognitive and intellectual development and those who consider it an overload that burdens learners, demotivate them and suffocate their creativity.It’s true there is no definitive academic and scientifically-based answer to favour the argument of one camp over the other but there is, however, a growing need to re-conceptualize the notion of homework especially in the light of the digital divide and achievement gap in schools.Parents respond by reassuring themselves that at least the benefits outweigh the costs. In The Homework Death and taxes come later; what seems inevitable for children is the idea that, after spending the day at school, they must then complete more academic assignments at home.Parents respond by reassuring themselves that at least the benefits outweigh the costs. In The Homework Myth, nationally known educator and parenting expert Alfie Kohn systematically examines the usual defenses of homework--that it promotes higher achievement, "reinforces" learning, and teaches study skills and responsibility.His handwriting, never very neat, was even sloppier than usual. That’s why it’s called ‘homework.’” Are you appalled by this story? Kohn, author of such standbys of progressive educational literature as Punished by Rewards and The Schools Our Children Deserve, aims in his latest book to expose the injustice and general worthlessness of homework. Sara Bennett and Nancy Kalish in The Case Against Homework and John Buell in Closing the Book on Homework have also recently denounced homework as if it were a particularly cruel form of child labor held over from the 19th century.Graham watched in astonishment as Barbara tore up his homework. These writers object to homework on both academic and nonacademic grounds.We invite you to check out these reads and share with us your feedback.Enjoy 1- The End of Homework: How Homework Disrupts Families, Overburdens Children, and Limits Learning, by Etta Kralovec (Author), John Buell (Author): ‘Etta Kralovec and John Buell are educators who dared to challenge one of the most widely accepted practices in American schools.

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