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Who is Alfie Kohn?

Alfie Kohn is an American author and lecturer who has explored a number of topics in education, parenting, and human behavior. He is considered a leading figure in progressive education and has also offered critiques of many traditional aspects of parenting, managing, and American society more generally, drawing in each case from social science research.

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Google previewYear 12 English Skills (2009)

by Elizabeth Tulloh

Educational writer Alfie Kohn is an outspoken critic of homework, ...

Google previewYoung Child in the Family and Community (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Alfie Kohn: Alfie Kohn is an American author and lecturer who has explored a number of topics in education, parenting, and human behavior. Heis considered a leading figurein progressive education and hasalso offered critiquesofmany ...

Google previewCommunication Works (2016)

Communication, Human communication by CTI Reviews

Alfie Kohn: Alfie Kohn is an American author ...

Google previewTo Build a Better Teacher (2004)

The Emergence of a Competitive Education Industry by Robert Gray Holland

Alfie Kohn is a leading voice for progressivism, and Linda Darling-Hammond is the most insistent advocate of a guaranteed role for ed-schools as part of a tightly controlled system of teacher licensing. Kohn lectures widely in the academic ...

Google previewK-12 Classroom Teaching (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Alfie Kohn is an American author and lecturer who has explored ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of American Education (1999)

by Richard J. Altenbaugh

This alternative perspective is dependent on the reasoning abilities of students and is based upon cognitive theories developed by Rudolf Dreikurs, William Glasser, Alfie Kohn, Forrest Gathercoal, and others. The models representing this ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Education and Human Development (2015)

by Stephen J. Farenga, Immanuel Ness

Alfie Kohn, a leading critic of the teacher-centered traditional form of character education argues that instead of using teachercentered approaches ( such as ...

Google previewCrime and Punishment in America: An Encyclopedia of Trends and Controversies in the Justice System [2 volumes] (2016)

by Laura L. Finley

Critics such as famed educator Alfie Kohn take issue with the idea of a biological explanation for crime, asserting that the foundation for such a belief is incorrect. Kohn rejects the Darwinian notion that humans are innately aggressive.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Primary Education (2009)

by Denis Hayes

More recently, Alfie Kohn (educationist and arch-critic of testing) wrote that rather than attempting to define what it means to be well educated, should we instead be asking about the purposes of education, which invites us to look beyond ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Classroom Management (2015)

by W. George Scarlett

According to education theorist Alfie Kohn, while incentives seem to work in the short run, the strategy ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of School Crime and Violence (2011)

by Laura Finley

Brazilian educator Paulo Freire, media critic Henry Giroux, historian Howard Zinn , and educators Alfie Kohn and Jonathan Kozol have all pointed out the value of allowing students a voice and a role in community and school affairs. There are ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Educational Psychology (2008)

by Neil J. Salkind

When rewards are used inappropriately, people can actually perceive them as punishers rather than incentives, a point documented by the writer Alfie Kohn. In order to avoid poor performance and reduced task interest in business and ...

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