Knowledge Development and Memory Performance

Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 14)


It is commonly accepted that memory development is accompanied by the acquisition of strategies such as rehearsal. This paper argues for focusing on children’s content knowledge base as a locus of development of strategic knowledge. The paper cites some direct and indirect evidence in favor of the view that cognitive development is largely the increment of content knowledge, both declarative and procedural, and further suggests that strategies might be generalized forms of specific content-related procedural knowledge.


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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of PittsburghPittsburghUSA

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