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Cole, Michael 1938-

Works: 112 works in 694 publications in 6 languages and 15,451 library holdings
Genres: Cross-cultural studies  Biography  History  Textbooks  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Author of introduction, Contributor, Publishing director
Classifications: BF311, 155.4
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Michael Cole
The development of children by Michael Cole( Book )

95 editions published between 1989 and 2018 in English and held by 1,759 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 )

48 editions published between 1975 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great Russian psychologist L.S. Vygotsky has long been recognized as a pioneer in developmental psychology. But somewhat ironically, his theory of development has never been well understood in the West. Mind in Society should correct much of this misunderstanding. Carefully edited by a group of outstanding Vygotsky scholars, the book presents a unique selection of Vygotsky s important essays, most of which have previously been unavailable in English. The Vygotsky who emerges from these pages can no longer be glibly included among the neobehaviorists. In these essays he outlines a dialectical-materialist theory of cognitive development that anticipates much recent work in American social science. The mind, Vygotsky argues, cannot be understood in isolation from the surrounding society. Man is the only animal who uses tools to alter his own inner world as well as the world around him. From the handkerchief knotted as a simple mnemonic device to the complexities of symbolic language, society provides the individual with technology that can be used to shape the private processes of mind. In Mind in Society Vygotsky applies this theoretical framework to the development of perception, attention, memory, language, and play, and he examines its implications for education. The result is a remarkably interesting book that is bound to renew Vygotsky s relevance to modem psychological thought
The psychology of literacy by Sylvia Scribner( Book )

28 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,098 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, although 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 non-literates. Contents: * Framing the questions * Social context of literacy * Testing consequences: developmental paradigms * Testing consequences: functional paradigms
The Cultural context of learning and thinking: an exploration in experimental anthropology by Michael Cole( Book )

30 editions published between 1971 and 1974 in English and held by 1,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After intensively studying for several years the thinking processes of members of a tribal group in Western Africa, the Kpelle, the authors examine the relation between culture and cognitive development. The following issues are discussed: (1) an analysis of the terms "culture" and "cognition"; (2) an ethnographic description of the Kpelle culture, with particular attention to the role of classification in the three major classes of learning phenomena: the role of classification in memory and learning, the process by which attributes are combined to form concepts, and the way in which various problems are solved; (3) classification in learning, with special attention to the way in which material is organized by the learner and the teachers; (4) the influence of social factors on concept formation; (5) an analysis of stimulus-specific versus generalized learning; (6) an examination of tasks that vary in complexity and in the importance of verbal formulations for their solution; and, (7) implications of these findings both for future research and for immediate application, particularly the problems posed by the educational performance of America's minority groups. Appendices contain methodological procedures employed as well as a more detailed presentation of the information gathered for this study. (Author/SB)
Cultural psychology : a once and future discipline by Michael Cole( Book )

47 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 1,027 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 )

13 editions published between 1979 and 1994 in English and held by 849 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 Cambridge companion to Vygotsky( Book )

17 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 784 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
Comparative studies of how people think : an introduction by Michael Cole( Book )

13 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

24 editions published between 1974 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 765 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 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings on the development of children by Mary Gauvain( Book )

27 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings to accompany the text The Development of Children about human development from conception to adolescence
The construction zone : working for cognitive change in school by Denis Newman( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 496 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 fifth dimension : an after-school program built on diversity by Michael Cole( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 425 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
The selected writings of A.R. Luria by A. R Lurii︠a︡( Book )

11 editions published between 1978 and 2018 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume brings together articles from The Quarterly Newsletter of the Laboratory of Comparative Human Cognition. The selected articles are important benchmarks in the recent history of research and theory on the cultural and contextual foundations of human development. The central theme of this discussion can be posed as a question: How shall we develop a psychology that takes as its starting point the actions of people participating in routine, culturally organized activities? The discussion is organized in terms of a set of overarching themes of importance to psychologists and other social scientists: The nature of context; experiments as contexts; culture-historical theories of culture, context, and development; the analysis of classroom settings as a social important context of development; the psychological analysis of activity in situ; and questions of power and discourse. This text will appeal to graduate students and professionals in psychology, anthropology, education, and child development."--
Education and cognitive development : the evidence from experimental research by Don Sharp( Book )

14 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contextual factors in education : improving science and mathematics education for minorities and women by Michael Cole( Book )

8 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book summarizes research on the various ways that students' cultural backgrounds and innate ways of learning affect academic achievement. It also offers descriptions and recommendations for improving science and mathematics education for minorities and women, based on successful programs, that take these differences into account. The focus is on the development of constructive educational, environments in which women and minorities are offered enhanced opportunities to gain knowledge and to explore new technologies in math and science. The following eight chapters are included: (1) Introduction; (2) Spending Time on Learning; (3) Recontextualizing Tasks; (4) The Classroom Level; (5) Computers' Impact on the Context of Instruction; (6) Activity Systems at the Level of the School; (7) The School in the Community; and (8) Conclusions and Recommendations. A 10-page list of references is included. The appendix lists a subcommittee of 31 scholars whose deliberations as part of a committee to address how the context of instruction affects learning helped to produce this book. (Vm)
Soviet developmental psychology : an anthology by Michael Cole( Book )

12 editions published between 1977 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 248 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 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today educational activities take place not only in school but also in after-school programs, community centers, museums, and online communities and forums. The success and expansion of these out-of-school initiatives depends on our ability to document and assess what works and what doesn't in informal learning, but learning outcomes in these settings are often unpredictable. Goals are open-ended; participation is voluntary; and relationships, means, and ends are complex. This report charts the state of the art for learning assessment in informal settings, offering an extensive review of the literature, expert discussion on key topics, a suggested model for comprehensive assessment, and recommendations for good assessment practices
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Mind in society : the development of higher psychological processes
Mind in society : the development of higher psychological processesThe psychology of literacyCultural psychology : a once and future disciplineThe making of mind : a personal account of Soviet psychologyThe Cambridge companion to VygotskyComparative studies of how people think : an introductionReadings on the development of childrenThe construction zone : working for cognitive change in school
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 psychologue américain

Michael Cole US-amerikanischer Psychologe

Коул, М 1938-

Коул, М. (Майкл), 1938-

Майкл Коул американский психолог

مايكل كول عالم نفس أمريكي

콜, M. 1938-

콜, 마이클 1938-

コ-ル, マイケル 1938-

コール, M