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Cole, Michael 1938-

Works: 90 works in 544 publications in 8 languages and 15,237 library holdings
Genres: Cross-cultural studies  Biography  History  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Translator, Other
Classifications: BF311, 155.413
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Michael Cole
The development of children by Michael Cole( Book )

67 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Textbook describing human development from conception to adulthood, in the biological, social, and psychological domains
Mind in society : the development of higher psychological processes by L. S Vygotskiĭ( Book )

27 editions published between 1975 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cultural context of learning and thinking: an exploration in experimental anthropology by Michael Cole( Book )

32 editions published between 1971 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural psychology : a once and future discipline by Michael Cole( Book )

42 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This monumental work takes up the odd dilemma of cultural psychology. The distinguished psychologist Michael Cole, known for his pioneering work in literacy, cognition, and human development, offers a full and multifaceted account of what the field of cultural psychology is what it has been, and what it can be
The making of mind : a personal account of Soviet psychology by A. R Lurii︠a︡( Book )

10 editions published between 1979 and 1994 in English and held by 868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luria looks back on his life and career in psychology, drawing attention to the Soviet scientific establishment and his struggle to formulate a new psychological theory concerning memory, language, and intelligence
The psychology of literacy by Sylvia Scribner( Book )

22 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and German and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What are the intrinsic differences between the literate and the illiterate mind? The Vai, a small West African group, developed their own system of writing that flourishes today, althought no body of written literature exists and about half of those literate in Vai have never had formal schooling. Given this situation, Scribner and Cole were able to test mor than 1,000 subjects over a four-year period to measure the mental advantage of literates over nonliterates. "An ambitious and important bookambitious in scope and its continual reevaluation of aims and methods ... and important for putting heretofore unexamined presumptions regarding the gognitive effects of literacy to empirical test."Language and Society
Comparative studies of how people think : an introduction by Michael Cole( Book )

12 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Culture and thought : a psychological introduction by Michael Cole( Book )

29 editions published between 1974 and 1982 in 5 languages and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Addresses question of whether there are important cultural differences in thought processes. Reviews major fields of research relating culture and cognition
A handbook of contemporary Soviet psychology by Michael Cole( Book )

14 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge companion to Vygotsky( Book )

14 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L.S. Vygotsky was an early twentieth century Russian social theorist whose writing exerts a significant influence on the development of social theory in the early twenty-first century. His non-deterministic, non-reductionist account of the formation of mind provides current theorietical developments with a broadly drawn yet very powerful sketch of the ways in which humans shape and are shaped by social, cultural, and historical conditions
The new mathematics and an old culture; a study of learning among the Kpelle of Liberia by John Gay( Book )

17 editions published between 1965 and 1986 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The construction zone : working for cognitive change in school by Denis Newman( Book )

18 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In its description of several years of painstaking classroom observations and carefully crafted experimental interventions, the 'construction zone' makes clear the cleavage lines between the everyday requirements of classroom teaching and the practice of experimental psychologists. The best intentions of researchers to improve education are often undermined by such differences. The 'construction zone' is the shared psychological space within which teachers construct environments for their students' intellectual development and students construct deeper understandings of the cultural heritage embodied in the curriculum. The core of the book is a set of analyses of children's developmental changes during classroom lessons and individual tutorials designed to teach basic concepts in such diverse areas as natural science, social studies, and arithmetic. Fusing techniques currently in wide use in microsociology, experimental psychology, and ethnographic studies of the classroom, the authors offer a compelling vision of intellectual development as a process of joint constructive interaction mediated by cultural artifacts. Their approach makes it possible to retain the strength of a developmental perspective which treats intellectual change as a constructive process in the spirit of Piaget, while making it clear that developmental change is simultaneously a social process of cultural transformation as emphasized by Vygotsky and his students
The selected writings of A.R. Luria by A. R Lurii︠a︡( Book )

8 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Education and cognitive development : the evidence from experimental research by Don Sharp( Book )

12 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mind, culture, and activity : seminal papers from the Laboratory of Comparative Human Cognition by Michael Cole( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fifth dimension : an after-school program built on diversity by Michael Cole( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The significant increase in the number of working mothers over the last twenty years has led to widespread worries about the plight of "latchkey kids," who return from school each day to empty homes. Concerned that unsupervised children might be at greater risk of delinquency, schools and communities across the nation began providing after-school activities. But many of these programs were hastily devised with little understanding of what constitutes a quality program that meets children's developmental needs. The Fifth Dimension explores and evaluates one of the country's most successful and innovative after-school programs, providing insightful and practical lessons about what works and doesn't work after-school. The Fifth Dimension program was established in the 1980s as a partnership between community centers and local colleges to establish an educational after-school program. With an emphasis on diversity and computer technology, the program incorporates the latest theories about child development and gives college students the opportunity to apply their textbook understanding of child development to real learning environments. The Fifth Dimension explores the design, implementation, and evaluation of this thriving program. The authors attribute the success of the Fifth Dimension to several factors. First, the program offers a balance of intellectually enriching exercises with development enhancing games. Second, by engaging undergraduates as active participants in both learning and social activities, the program gives local community organizations a large infusion of high-quality help for their educational efforts. Third, by rewarding children for their achievements and good behavior with greater flexibility in choosing their own schedules, the Fifth Dimension acts as a powerful, enduring motivator. The Fifth Dimension program serves as a model for what an enriching after-school program can be. The product of years of innovation and careful assessment, The Fifth Dimension is a valuable resource for all who are interested in developing successful community-based learning programs."--Publisher's website
Contextual factors in education : improving science and mathematics education for minorities and women by National Research Council( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soviet developmental psychology : an anthology by Michael Cole( Book )

11 editions published between 1977 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documenting and assessing learning in informal and media-rich environments by J. L Lemke( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Technology, literacy and the evolution of society : implications of the work of Jack Goody by David R Olson( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Inspired by the seminal work of Jack Goody, a historical anthropologist specializing in the study of social structure and change, Technology, Literacy, and the Evolution of Society gathers diverse perspectives of 20 distinguished historians, anthropologists, psychologists, and educators to address the role of technologies in social stability and change in traditional and modern societies. In this interdisciplinary text, scholars examine the ways in which local languages and cultural traditions, modes of production and communication, patterns of local knowledge and authority affect how people and cultures resist or accommodate demands for such change. With work from acclaimed contributors, this pioneering volume is the first analysis of the influence of Jack Goody. It provides a thorough look at the relations between societies of different practices, customs, and values, determining the mechanisms behind sociocultural stability and change. Technology, Literacy, and the Evolution of Society is intended for graduate students and academics in history, anthropology, psychology, sociology, and education, as well as academics and all others interested in pursuing the directions and implications of the work and influence of Jack Goody."--Publisher's website
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Mind in society : the development of higher psychological processes
Alternative Names

Cole, M. 1938-

Cole, Mike 1938-

Koul, M.

Michael Cole Amerikaans psycholoog

Michael Cole biografia de michael cole

Michael Cole psicologo statunitense

Michael Cole (Psychologe) US-amerikanischer Psychologe

Michael Cole psychologue américain

Michael Cole US-amerikanischer Psychologe

Коул, М 1938-

Коул, М. (Майкл), 1938-

Майкл Коул американский психолог

콜, M. 1938-

콜, 마이클 1938-

コ-ル, マイケル 1938-

コール, M

Mind in society : the development of higher psychological processesCultural psychology : a once and future disciplineThe making of mind : a personal account of Soviet psychologyThe psychology of literacyComparative studies of how people think : an introductionThe Cambridge companion to VygotskyThe construction zone : working for cognitive change in schoolMind, culture, and activity : seminal papers from the Laboratory of Comparative Human Cognition