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Hardcover | Out of Print | ISBN: 9780262023528 | 336 pp. | 6 x 9 in | March 1993
Paperback | $34.00 Short | £24.95 | 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.

About the Author

John T. Bruer is President of the James S. McDonnell Foundation.


“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.