A Closer Look at Reading Incentive Programs

Excerpts from Punished by Rewards (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1993/1999) A Closer Look at Reading Incentive Programs By Alfie Kohn All those reading incentive campaigns inflicted on elementary school children across the country provide sobering evidence of just how many parents and educators are trapped by Skinnerian thinking.  They also illustrate the consequences of extrinsic motivators more generally.  Asked about the likely ... Read More