The Homework Trap: How to Save the Sanity of Parents, Students and Teachers

Book reviews

REVIEWS OF THE HOMEWORK TRAP


Cathy Vatterott author of Rethinking Homework

The bookstores are filled with books about how parents can get their children to do their homework.  Finally a book comes along that shows the student’s perspective, and that actually helps parents understand the reasons behind their child’s persistent homework problems instead of offering the same tired suggestions ... [more]


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Etta Kralovec co-author, The End of Homework


"Kenneth Goldberg has given us a roadmap for re-thinking how to deal with homework problems in children. Coining the term, the homework-trapped child, Goldberg takes us on a journey through the psychological and learning theory principles that he believes explain the problems that some students face with homework..." [more]
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Sara Bennett, co-author, The Case Against Homework.

"Bravo to Kenneth Goldberg for focusing his clinical psychologist's eye on the problems with homework. Goldberg explains why you fight over homework, why the fight isn't worth it, and how to change the pattern."

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William Crain, Ph.D. Professor of Psychology, City College of New York,  Senior Editor of Encounter: Education for Meaning and Social Justice.


"This is a great book for parents and teachers facing that most difficult of problems—homework. The book offers welcome practical advice.  The author’s general thesis—that homework needs to be defined as a set amount of time rather than bulk of work—deserves wide discussion. The suggestion could solve many problems.  Many parents and educators will be especially interested in the author’s suggestions with respect to children with attention problems, but the book applies to a wide range of typical kids.  What’s more, the book is written in a personal style that makes it highly readable.  I recommend the book highly to everyone who cares about children."

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SantafeNewMexico.com

Homework -- the H word, as clinical psychologist Kenneth Goldberg calls it in his new book The Homework Trap (Wyndmoor Press) -- can depress children and parents alike. "Everyone has a homework horror story to tell," more

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 Dad of Divas' 

"The bookstores are filled with books about how parents can get their children to do their homework.  Finally a book comes along that shows the student’s perspective, and that actually helps parents understand the reasons behind their child’s persistent homework problems instead of offering the same tired suggestions ... [more]

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