An Evening with Alfie Kohn

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Date and Time

  • Thursday, January 12, 2012 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


Shiley Theatre

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




Our knowledge about how children learn, and how schools can help, has come a long way in the last few decades. Unfortunately, most schools have not. In his January 12 lecture "The Schools Our Children Deserve," Alfie Kohn challenges traditional educational norms, including fierce competition, reward incentives, standardized testing, excessive homework, and grading systems. He will share research-based alternatives to these practices and discuss models of education designed to develop children’s critical thinking and problem-solving skills. 

Alfie Kohn is the author of 12 books, including Punished by Rewards, Unconditional Parenting, The Homework Myth and most recently Feel-Bad Education. He has been described by Time Magzine as "perhaps the country's most outspoken critic of education's fixation on grades (and) test scores."

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