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      Transforming schools into communities of thinking and learning about serious matters.

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      The American psychologist

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          In this article, a program of research known as Fostering Communities of Learners is described. This program is in place in several schools and classrooms serving inner-city students from 6 to 12 years of age. Based on theoretical advances in cognitive and developmental psychology, the program is successful at improving both literacy skills and domain-area subject matter knowledge (e.g., environmental science and biology). Building on young children's emergent strategic and metacognitive knowledge, together with their skeletal biological theories, the program leads children to discover the deep principles of the domain and to develop flexible learning and inquiry strategies of wide applicability.

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          Journal
          Am Psychol
          The American psychologist
          0003-066X
          0003-066X
          Apr 1997
          : 52
          : 4
          Affiliations
          [1 ] Division of Learning and Teaching, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA.
          Article
          9109348

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