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" is essential to develop a better understanding of relations between what is taught in classrooms and the capabilities children have and should develop in their present and future nonschool lives. Developing abilities to perform well in school tasks should not be justified as a self-contained activity. . . Science can inform the educational process only to the extent that it understands what society expects school learning to prepare children for, and that understanding needs to be developed in an increased research effort" (p. 12).