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The Neo-Vygotskian Approach to Child Development

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  • Date Published: August 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521696135

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  • Russian followers of Vygotsky have expanded his ideas into a theory that integrates cognitive, motivational, and social aspects of child development--emphasizing the role of children's activity as mediated by adults in their development. This theory has become the basis for an innovative analysis of periods in child development and of the mechanism of children's transitions from one period to the next. The neo-Vygotskian approach to child development is thus introduced to English-speaking readers in this volume.

    • Innovative approach to child development by Vygotsky's Russian colleagues and students is introduced for the first time to English-speaking readers
    • Presents a review of the neo-Vygotskian studies on child development
    • Reader-friendly so that it can be useful and interesting to both experts and novices in the field of Vygotsky-based research
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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2006
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521696135
    • length: 300 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.44kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: the problem of determinants and mechanisms of child development
    1. Vygotsky's approach to child development
    2. The neo-Vygotskian elaboration of Vygotsky's approach to child development
    3. First year of life: emotional interactions with caregivers as the leading activity of infants
    4. Second and third years of life: object-centered joint activity with adults as the leading activity of toddlers
    5. Three to six-year-olds: sociodramatic play as the leading activity during the period of early childhood
    6. The period of middle childhood: learning at school as children's leading activity
    7. The period of adolescence: interactions with peers as the leading activity of adolescents
    8. Conclusion - the neo-Vygotskian approach to child development: accomplishments and shortcomings.

  • Author

    Yuriy V. Karpov, Touro College, New York
    Yuriy V. Karpov is Professor and Associate Dean at the Graduate School of Education and Psychology of Touro College. He did his undergraduate and graduate work at the School of Psychology of Moscow State University, the center of Vygotsky-based studies in the former Soviet Union. His studies on the implementation of Vygotsky's ideas in education, psychological assessment, and the analysis of child development have been published as books, chapters, and journal articles in Russian, English, and Spanish.

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