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Cole, Michael 1938-

Works: 143 works in 803 publications in 6 languages and 17,277 library holdings
Genres: Cross-cultural studies  Biographies  History  Textbooks  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Translator, Creator, Contributor, Publishing director
Classifications: BF311, 155.4
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Michael Cole
The development of children by Michael Cole( Book )

111 editions published between 1989 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,824 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 )

34 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,796 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 )

33 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,155 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
Cultural psychology : a once and future discipline by Michael Cole( Book )

50 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,040 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
Cognitive development, its cultural and social foundations by Aleksandr Romanovich Luria( Book )

24 editions published between 1976 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

31 editions published between 1971 and 1974 in English and held by 1,021 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)
The making of mind : a personal account of Soviet psychology by Alexandre R Luria( Book )

14 editions published between 1979 and 1994 in English and held by 843 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 )

21 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 838 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
Culture and thought : a psychological introduction by Michael Cole( Book )

26 editions published between 1973 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 786 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
Comparative studies of how people think : an introduction by Michael Cole( Book )

14 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The psychology of thinking often makes comparisons between different groups. On the whole, these comparisons have rendered substantial knowledge, but often they have employed faulty organizational logic and yielded unfounded or invidious conclusions. Here, Cole and Means survey the problems involved in comparing how people think"--Publisher marketing
A handbook of contemporary Soviet psychology by Michael Cole( Book )

14 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new mathematics and an old culture; a study of learning among the Kpelle of Liberia by John Gay( Book )

20 editions published between 1965 and 1986 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

33 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume provides a collection of writings concerned with human development. The articles provide readers with primary source material that introduces them to a broad range of scientific thinking about human development in all its diversity. The articles were chosen to expose readers to recent research in rapidly changing areas of the field, such as brain development, early concepts, socio-emotional development, and adolescent well-being. Each article is followed by 10 thought-provoking review questions
The construction zone : working for cognitive change in school by Denis Newman( Book )

12 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
Documenting and assessing learning in informal and media-rich environments by J. L Lemke( )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 471 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
The fifth dimension : an after-school program built on diversity by Michael Cole( Book )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 439 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 )

13 editions published between 1978 and 2018 in English and held by 403 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 340 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 Donald Sharp( Book )

16 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 312 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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Cultural psychology : a once and future discipline
The psychology of literacyCultural psychology : a once and future disciplineThe Cambridge companion to VygotskyReadings on the development of childrenThe construction zone : working for cognitive change in schoolDocumenting and assessing learning in informal and media-rich environmentsThe fifth dimension : an after-school program built on diversityThe selected writings of A.R. Luria
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Cole M.

Cole, M. 1938-

Cole, Mike 1938-

Koul, M.

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Коул М.

Коул, М 1938-

Коул, М. (Майкл), 1938-

Коул Майкл

Майкл Коул американский психолог

مايكل كول، 1938-

مايكل كول عالم نفس أمريكي

콜, M. 1938-

콜, 마이클 1938-

コ-ル, マイケル 1938-

コール, M