Common Principles for Uncommon Schools

Horace Alfie Kohn

Punished by Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A’s, Praise and other Bribes

Many of us know Alfie Kohn for his courage and coherence on of the dangers of standardized testing. Kohn’s message in Punished by Rewards is perhaps even more important for educators and parents. In Punished by Rewards, Kohn painstakingly demonstrates the ways that behaviorist theory has seeped unawares into our everyday actions. We take it for granted that praise and

Horace: Alfie Kohn Published: June 10, 2002 By: Alfie Kohn, Kathy Simon Topics: Alternative Transcripts, Assessment