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Davis Publications


For years, teachers have observed that vocabulary knowledge is critical to effective comprehension and academic success. Given the well-documented link between vocabulary acquisition and comprehension, and the lack of well-documented instructional methods, Davis Publications and a team of research professionals in Worcester, Massachusetts, set out to develop and test a unique approach to vocabulary learning that would make a significant and measurable difference in vocabulary acquisition and comprehension. The result is Discussions4Learning.

Clark University

Research Site

Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, is well known for its transformative work in urban education, and is one of the nation’s leading universities in the field of developmental psychology. Faculty members of Clark’s Departments of Psychology and Education conducted Discussion4Learning’s scientific research study and helped guide its development.

Learn more about the development team.