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The Why, What, Where, and How of Deeper Learning in American Secondary Schools

Jal Mehta and Sarah Fine

Students at the Center: Deeper Learning Research Series

For growing numbers of education advocates, the imperative is not just to help much greater numbers of students to succeed but to help them learn in deeper, more sophisticated ways than in the past. Jal Mehta and Sarah Fine put the deeper learning movement in historical context and describe their research into schools that are attempting to embrace the goals of deeper learning for all of their students. The paper concludes with suggestions for re-envisioning the industrial model of public schooling inherited from the early 20th century in order to build an educational system that supports and sustains deeper learning.

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