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About the Book
Although there has been a great deal of impassioned debate over the sad state of American education today, surprisingly little attention has been paid to how children actually learn to think. But, as David Perkins demonstrates, we cannot solve our problems in this area simply by redistributing power or by asking children to regurgitate facts on a multiple choice exam. Rather we must ask what kinds of knowledge students typically acquire in school.

In Smart Schools, Perkins draws on over twenty years of research to reveal the common misguided strategies students use in trying to understand a topic, and then shows teachers and parents what strategies they can use with children to increase real understanding.
About the Author: David Perkins, Ph.D., is co-director of Harvard Project Zero, one of the foremost research centers in the country on children's learning, and a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Book Details
ISBN-13: 9780028740188
Publisher: Free Press
Publisher Imprint: Free Press
Depth: 19
Height: 237 mm
No of Pages: 272
Series Title: English
Sub Title: Better Thinking and Learning for Every Child
Width: 152 mm
ISBN-10: 0028740181
Publisher Date: 01 May 1995
Binding: Paperback
Edition: Reprint
Language: English
Returnable: Y
Spine Width: 19 mm
Weight: 304 gr
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