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Paperback | $34.00 Short | £23.95 | ISBN: 9780262521963 | 336 pp. | 6 x 9 in | August 1994

Instructor Resources

Schools for Thought

A Science of Learning in the Classroom


Schools for Thought provides a straightforward, general introduction to cognitive research and illustrates its importance for educational change. Using classroom examples, John Bruer shows how applying cognitive research can dramatically improve students' transitions from lower-level rote skills to advanced proficiency in reading, writing, mathematics, and science.


"John Bruer's Schools for Thought is an excellent book. I found it unfailingly clear and readable. I know of no books that survey a coherent set of educational interventions from the perspective of cognitive studies." Howard Gardner , Graduate School of Education, Harvard University


1994 Grawemeyer Award in Improving World Order.