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Malibu Library Speaker Series: Alfie Kohn

August 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Malibu Library Speaker Series presents educator Alfie Kohn at Malibu City Hall on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 7 PM.

Kohn writes and speaks widely on human behavior, and parenting. The most recent of his 14 books are Schooling Beyond Measure … And Other Unorthodox Essays About Education (2015) and The Myth of the Spoiled Child: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom About Children and Parenting (2014). Of his earlier titles, the best known are Punished By Rewards (1993), No Contest: The Case Against Competition (1986), Unconditional Parenting (2005), and The Schools Our Children Deserve (1999).

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. In this talk, Kohn will explore alternatives to conventional education practices, explaining why progressive education isn’t just a realistic alternative but one that’s far more likely to help kids become critical thinkers and lifelong learners.

This event will take place at Malibu City Hall, 23825 Stuart Ranch Road, Malibu. RSVPs are required. RSVP online at https://colapl.wufoo.com/forms/k2dshgo1kgkh3t/ or call Malibu Library at 310.456.6438.


August 28
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm