More Evidence That Incentives Fail

Punished by Rewards is surely the only book from which excerpts were simultaneously published in Parents magazine and the Harvard Business Review – evidence of how pervasive is our culture’s embrace of pop-behaviorism. In the family, the workplace, and the classroom, more-powerful people try to control less-powerful people by dangling some sort of reward in front of them if . . . (Read More)

Abusing Research: The Study of Homework and Other Examples

PHI DELTA KAPPAN September 2006 Abusing Research The Study of Homework and Other Examples By Alfie Kohn Research, please forgive us.  Our relationship with you is clearly dysfunctional.  We proclaim to the world how much we care about you, yet we fail to treat you with the respect you deserve.  We value you conditionally, listening only when you tell us ... Read More