An Introduction to Vygotsky

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An Introduction to Vygotsky

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The innovative theories of Lev Vygotsky on thought and speech have become increasingly popular over the last decade. An Introduction to Vygotsky provides students with an accessible overview of his work by combining reprints of key journal and text articles with editorial commentary and suggested further reading. Students will find this a useful single source of information covering material that is often difficult to access in college libraries

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"These readings will help researchers and scholars already familiar with Vygotsky's work to place Vygotsky's theory and related interpretations and debates in their historical and cultural contexts." -"Anthropology and Education Quarterly, March 1998 ...""An Introduction to Vygotsky provides a set of inte resting readings that does introduce readers to some of the debates and interpretations surrounding Vygotsky's original writings and implications of Vygotsky's work for education and assessment." -"Anthropology & Education Quarterly ..."a valuable addition to any library." -"Choice

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Lev Vygotsky provided the 20th century with a fusion of intellectual tradition within an attempt to provide an account of the social formation of the mind. This introductory text gives students an overview of his work combining reprints of key journal and text articles with editorial commentary and suggested further reading. Harry Daniels considers the development of Vygotsky's work against a backdrop of political turmoil in the developing USSR. Major elements explored include use of the "culture" concept in social development theory, the development of means of describing social life, the concept of mediation and implications for teaching, learning and assesment. Academics and students at all levels should find this a useful key source of information.

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