This course will become read-only in the near future. Tell us at if that is a problem.

Obtain a copy of Alfie Kohn's book "Beyond Discipline" and read article by same name from website

So, let's start this Study Group by having everyone order or obtain a copy of Beyond Discipline: From Compliance to Community (10th anniversary edition, 2006):

Order online:

Or find in your local library:

There's also a first edition available (1996), which is essentially the same without the afterword and may be cheaper.

While people are searching for the book, let's start by reading his article by the same name from is website, Beyond Discipline, which introduces some of the ideas that the book will cover:

As you read the article, post your thoughts on the task here, and as this task is marked as editable--feel free to edit the task itself if you have ideas for improving it.

Task Discussion

  • AJC   Nov. 22, 2011, 3:20 p.m.

    Is there any copies or chapters freely available online?

    Course materials need to be free in P2PU courses. Technically a library could have a copy - however what happens if a participant can't get a hold of a copy freely?


  • queerpedagogue   Nov. 22, 2011, 4:14 p.m.
    In Reply To:   AJC   Nov. 22, 2011, 3:20 p.m.

    I have an extra copy and would be happy to send it to someone if they can't find it in the library.

      Also, the worldcat link allows you to put in your zipcode and find out which libraries in your area carry it.   

  • queerpedagogue   Nov. 22, 2011, 4:38 p.m.
    In Reply To:   AJC   Nov. 22, 2011, 3:20 p.m.

    I saw the first 32 pages online at google books...  I researched book trading sites, but unfortunately none of them had this book in stock.   Maybe the book trading concept is the right idea here, though.  I have a couple of copies of the book already, and I'd be happy to send my copies to anyone who couldn't obtain it from their library, and they could pass it on to someone else in the study group after they were finished, so we'd have some copies of the book circulating around.

    Perhaps, too, as we go along we could develop some open-content study guides on the material, and then in future offerings the discussion could be primarily from the study guide rather than the book itself...?  The study guide could include examples derived from the discussion, so that we'd be creating kind of a knowledge base about the concepts based on what we discussed.