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Hardcover:

9780435826505, titled "Profits of Crime and Their Recovery" | Ashgate Pub Co, June 1, 1984, cover price $37.00 | also contains Profits of Crime and Their Recovery

Paperback:

9780325074405, titled "Schooling Beyond Measure & Other Unorthodox Essays About Education" | Heinemann, May 5, 2015, cover price $28.13

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Product Description: For too long so-called education reformers, mostly billionaires, politicians, and others with little or no background in teaching, have gotten away with using standardized testing to punish our nation’s youth and educators.Now, across the country, students are walking out, parents are opting their children out, and teachers are refusing to administer these detrimental exams...read more
By Alfie Kohn (introduced by)

Paperback:

9781608463923 | Haymarket Books, December 2, 2014, cover price $18.00 | About this edition: For too long so-called education reformers, mostly billionaires, politicians, and others with little or no background in teaching, have gotten away with using standardized testing to punish our nation’s youth and educators.

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Product Description: Somehow, deeply conservative assumptions about how children behave and how parents raise them have become the conventional wisdom in our society. It's widely assumed that parents are both permissive and overprotective, unable to set limits and afraid to let their kids fail...read more

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9781452649757 | Unabridged edition (Tantor Media Inc, March 25, 2014), cover price $83.99 | About this edition: Somehow, deeply conservative assumptions about how children behave and how parents raise them have become the conventional wisdom in our society.

Miscellaneous:

9780807001417 | Beacon Pr, April 12, 2011, cover price $14.00

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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. Reprint.

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9780738211114 | Reprint edition (Da Capo Pr, August 13, 2007), cover price $15.99 | About this edition: 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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This book questions the assumption that classroom problems are always the fault of students who don't do what they are told. New classroom management techniques are not the answer, he says. Instead, we must reconsider what we're telling students to do and to learn. He shows how a fundamentally cynical view of children lies beneath the assumption that we must tell students exactly how we expect them to behave and then punish or reward them accordingly. Kohn contrasts the idea of discipline, in which things are done to students to control their behavior, with an approach in which we work with students to create caring communities where decisions are made together.

Paperback:

9781416604723 | 10 annual edition (Assn for Supervision & Curriculum, August 30, 2006), cover price $23.95
9780130930507 | Prentice Hall, December 1, 2000, cover price $25.33 | About this edition: This book questions the assumption that classroom problems are always the fault of students who don't do what they are told.
9780871202703 | Assn for Supervision & Curriculum, September 1, 1996, cover price $23.95 | About this edition: Contrasts the idea of discipline, in which things are done to students to control their behavior, with an approach that features teachers working with students to make decisions together within the framework of a caring community.

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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.

Hardcover:

9780738210858 | Da Capo Pr, August 21, 2006, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: 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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The author of Punished by Rewards and The School Our Children Deserve builds on his parenting theories of working with children rather than trying to control them, argues against practices that teach children that they must earn a parent's approval, and presents techniques that promote desired child qualities through unconditional support. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.

Hardcover:

9780743487474 | Atria Books, March 22, 2005, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: The author presents parenting theories and techniques that promote desired child qualities through unconditional support, while arguing against practices that teach children that they must earn a parent's approval.

Paperback:

9780743487481 | Atria Books, March 28, 2006, cover price $15.99 | About this edition: The author of Punished by Rewards and The School Our Children Deserve builds on his parenting theories of working with children rather than trying to control them, argues against practices that teach children that they must earn a parent's approval, and presents techniques that promote desired child qualities through unconditional support.

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A collection of essays argues that traditional educational practices in America thwart the development of more meaningful objectives to provide students with high-quality instruction.

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9780807032671 | Beacon Pr, May 15, 2004, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: A collection of essays argues that traditional educational practices in America thwart the development of more meaningful objectives to provide students with high-quality instruction.

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Product Description: While educators want their students to grow into thoughtful and curious people, the overriding objective of corporations is to maximize their own profits. From that fact alone we can predict what is likely to happen to the nature and purposes of our schools when business becomes involved in the education of our children...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Alfie Kohn (editor)

Paperback:

9780325004891, titled "Education, Inc: Turning Learning into a Business" | Revised edition (Heinemann, September 10, 2002), cover price $29.38 | About this edition: While educators want their students to grow into thoughtful and curious people, the overriding objective of corporations is to maximize their own profits.
9781575170268 | Skylight Professional Development, January 1, 1997, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: While educators want their students to grow into thoughtful and curious people, the overriding objective of corporations is to maximize their own profits.

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Criticizes the system of motivating through reward, offering arguments for motivating people by working with them instead of doing things to them (view table of contents)

Hardcover:

9780735101388, titled "Punished by Rewards: The Trouble With Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, As, Praise, and Other Bribes" | Replica Books, August 1, 2001, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Criticizes the system of motivating through reward, offering arguments for motivating people by working with them instead of doing things to them
9780395650288, titled "Punished by Rewards: The Trouble With Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A'S, Praise, and Other Bribes" | Houghton Mifflin, October 1, 1993, cover price $22.95 | also contains Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Robyn Hood 'Riot Girls' 1 | About this edition: Criticizes the system of motivating through reward, offering arguments for motivating people by working with them instead of doing things to them

Paperback:

9780618001811, titled "Punished by Rewards: The Trouble With Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A'S, Praise and Other Bribes" | Mariner Books, September 30, 1999, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Criticizes the system of motivating through reward, offering arguments for motivating people by working with them instead of doing things to them
9780395710906, titled "Punished by Rewards: The Trouble With Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A'S, Praise, and Other Bribes" | Reissue edition (Houghton Mifflin, January 1, 1995), cover price $13.95 | also contains The Maiden of Ireland | About this edition: Criticizes the system of motivating through reward, offering arguments for motivating people by working with them instead of doing things to them

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Product Description: Our students are tested to an extent that is unprecedented in American history and unparalleled anywhere in the world. Politicians and businesspeople, determined to get tough with students and teachers, have increased the pressure to raise standardized test scores...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

Paperback:

9780325003252 | Heinemann, September 8, 2000, cover price $21.25 | About this edition: Our students are tested to an extent that is unprecedented in American history and unparalleled anywhere in the world.

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Arguing against the 'tougher standards' rhetoric that marks the current education debate, the author of No Contest and Punished by Rewards writes that such tactics squeeze the pleasure out of learning. Reprint. (view table of contents)

Hardcover:

9780395940396 | Houghton Mifflin, September 7, 1999, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: Argues against the 'tougher standards' rhetoric and the current practice of teaching to standarized tests in favor of helping students become more critical, creative thinkers
9780070013773, titled "Holdouts!" | McGraw-Hill, January 1, 1984, cover price $44.00 | also contains Holdouts! | About this edition: Examines the resistance of property owners in New York City to selling to real estate developers, who plan to tear down the buildings and construct new ones in their place

Paperback:

9780618083459, titled "The Schools Our Children Deserve: Moving Beyond Traditional Classrooms and Tougher Standards" | Mariner Books, September 5, 2000, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Arguing against the 'tougher standards' rhetoric that marks the current education debate, the author of No Contest and Punished by Rewards writes that such tactics squeeze the pleasure out of learning.

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Presents essays covering varied aspects of education, including teaching skills, classroom management, cooperative learning, grading, school management, and self-esteem (view table of contents)

Hardcover:

9780787944537 | Jossey-Bass Inc Pub, September 1, 1998, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Presents essays covering varied aspects of education, including teaching skills, classroom management, cooperative learning, grading, school management, and self-esteem

Paperback:

9780787952839 | Reprint edition (Jossey-Bass Inc Pub, January 1, 2000), cover price $27.00

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Argues that competition is inherently destructive and that competitive behavior is culturally induced, counter-productive, and causes anxiety, selfishness, self-doubt, and poor communication. Reissue.

Hardcover:

9780395393871 | Houghton Mifflin, September 1, 1986, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Arguing that competition is inherently destructive, the author asserts that competitive behavior is culturally induced and counter-productive and causes anxiety, selfishness, self-doubt, and poor communication

Paperback:

9780395631256 | Rev sub edition (Mariner Books, November 12, 1992), cover price $20.95 | About this edition: Argues that competition is inherently destructive and that competitive behavior is culturally induced, counter-productive, and causes anxiety, selfishness, self-doubt, and poor communication

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Discusses the nature of empathy and altruism, arguing that humans are caring beings, and that their generosity cannot be reduced to mere self-interest

Hardcover:

9780465007578 | Basic Books, April 1, 1990, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Discusses the nature of empathy and altruism, arguing that humans are caring beings, and that their generosity cannot be reduced to mere self-interest

Paperback:

9780465007585 | Reprint edition (Basic Books, May 20, 1992), cover price $13.00 | About this edition: Discusses the nature of empathy and altruism, arguing that humans are caring beings, and that their generosity cannot be reduced to mere self-interest

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Putting our frequently incorrect conventional wisdom to the test through research, this book demonstrates the validity of popular beliefs, truisms, folk wisdom, and proverbs

Paperback:

9780060921156 | Reprint edition (Perennial, December 1, 1991), cover price $9.00 | About this edition: Putting our frequently incorrect conventional wisdom to the test through research, this book demonstrates the validity of popular beliefs, truisms, folk wisdom, and proverbs

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