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ERIC Number: EJ597147
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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ISSN: ISSN-0036-6439
The Costs of Overemphasizing Achievement.
Kohn, Alfie
School Administrator, v56 n10 p40-42,44-46 Nov 1999
By their very nature, grades undermine learning. In schools that constantly emphasize the importance of success, students may regard learning as a chore, avoid challenging tasks, think superficially, and value ability more than effort. Students should be able to think, write, and explore without worrying how good they are. (MLH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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