Creating a Non-Competitive Climate for Children

Rae Pica with Alfie Kohn

Alfie Kohn encourages teachers and parents to question today’s emphasis on competition and winning. He believes society is getting better at recognizing that cooperation is more effective than competition, particularly in education. Tune in to discover how children can have fun, and learn, without a focus on winning and losing.

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May 9, 2009
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Alfie Kohn has been described in Time magazine as perhaps the country’s most outspoken critic of education’s fixation on grades [and] test scores. His criticisms of competition and rewards have helped to shape the thinking of educators -- as well as parents and managers -- across the country and abroad.
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