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Tools of the Mind: The Vygotskian Approach to Early Childhood Education (2nd Edition)

 
 
 
 
Tools of the Mind: The Vygotskian Approach to Early Childhood Education (2nd Edition)
Author: Elena Bodrova - Deborah J. Leong
ISBN 13: 9780130278043
ISBN 10: 130278041
Edition: 2
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2006-09-30
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
List Price: $45.60
 
 

As the only text of its kind, this book provides in-depth information about Vygotsky's theories, neo-Vygotskians' findings, and concrete explanations and strategies that instruct teachers how to influence student learning and development. Key changes to this edition include a new chapter on dynamic assessment, separate and expanded chapters on developmental accomplishments of infants and toddlers, preschool/kindergarten, and primary grades and on supporting those accomplishments, and elaborations of Vygotsky's ideas from neo-Vygotskians from Russia.

FEATURES:

  • Written for the beginning student, the book provides a clear discussion of Vygotskian principles including...a historical overview and a complete chapter on the “Zone of Proximal Development,” (ZPD).
  • Each section of the book builds on the other...framework, strategies, and applications of the Vygotskian approach.
  • The work of Vygotsky is compared in a fair and balanced way with the work of Piaget.
  • Examples and activities have been class-tested in a variety of classroom environments including a Head Start program, private preschool, and in the Denver Public Schools.

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