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Scribner, Sylvia 1925-1991

Overview
Works: 29 works in 103 publications in 6 languages and 2,499 library holdings
Genres: Cross-cultural studies  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: BF311, 155.413
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Most widely held works by Sylvia Scribner
The psychology of literacy by Sylvia Scribner( Book )

24 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and German and held by 832 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
Culture and thought : a psychological introduction by Michael Cole( Book )

28 editions published between 1974 and 1982 in 5 languages and held by 798 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
Mind and social practice : selected writings of Sylvia Scribner by Sylvia Scribner( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mind and Social Practice brings together published and unpublished work from Sylvia Scribner's productive and wide-ranging career. The book includes a general introduction and five section introductions by the editors, placing Scribner's work within the framework of her life, her commitments, and the political and intellectual events of the times. Arranged chronologically, the volume illustrates how Scribner's work continually built upon and advanced earlier insights and explorations. Her later, more theoretically rich writing is enhanced by an appreciation of her earlier work. The book ends with a chronology of her life and a complete bibliography of her work. Because Scribner's work was wide-ranging, Mind and Social Practice will have wide appeal - in psychology, anthropology, education, labor studies, cognitive science, literary, African studies, and the history of science. Further, since the volume places her work in the narrative context of her life, her political commitments, and her influence on others, it will also engage feminist scholars and historians of ideas
A study of on-the-job training by Sylvia Scribner( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the job training : a case study by Sylvia Scribner( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Head and hand : an action approach to thinking by Sylvia Scribner( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sociocultural psychology : theory and practice of doing and knowing( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These essays by leading theorists and researchers in sociocultural, cognitive, developmental, and educational psychology honor the memory of Sylvia Scribner, whose work is recognized by each of the authors as seminal to her own thinking. The themes include the relationship between history and culture, the importance of context to thinking, the place of literacy in human activity and thought, and cognition in school and in the workplace. The volume presents applications of Activity Theory to fundamental issues in human behavior at work, in school, and in problem solving situations, and it analyzes historical-societal processes in science and culture. Scribner's conviction that science holds a responsibility to human welfare and understanding is carried on in these chapters. Sociocultural Psychology is essential reading for researchers and graduate students in sociocultural, cognitive, developmental, and educational psychology
Mind in society : the development of higher psychological processes by L. S Vygotskiĭ( Book )

4 editions published between 1978 and 1987 in English and Italian and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experimental studies on the relationship of school math and work math by Sylvia Scribner( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writing and formal operations : a case study among the Vai by Jack Goody( )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El desarrollo de los procesos psicológicos superiores by L. S Vygotskiĭ( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Knowledge Acquisition at Work. IEE Brief Number 2 by Sylvia Scribner( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exploratory investigation attempted to determine how learning at work actually takes place and in what ways learning on the job differs from classroom learning. The study was based on extensive observations and interviews over a 5-year period at two manufacturing plants that implemented a computer-based system known as Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP). (MRP is both a computer system and a theory of manufacturing, designed to integrate information from all aspects of a company's operations to guide employees making production and inventory decisions.) The occupation of planner was selected for the core study since a planner within an MRP environment uses the system in relation to everyday production knowledge. Three knowledge domains were identified: MRP as a theoretical system, practical production knowledge, and functional production knowledge. The study found the following: (1) daily, everyday work activities are settings for learning; (2) without extensive academic, professional, or even on-the-job training, people can achieve conceptual understanding on the job; (3) how the workplace is set up, not the presence of technology, enhances or inhibits learning; and (4) because people come to their jobs from a large variety of routes, educational planners need to consider providing multiple and alternative educational forms as being as important as trying to design the one best training program. The study concluded that the workplace clearly is a learning environment and that people can learn formal concepts through work, not only in the classroom. (KC)
The psychology of literacy by Sylvia Scribner( )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Head and Hand: An Action Approach to Thinking. Occasional Paper No. 3 by Sylvia Scribner( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Much research has focused on cognitive skills in isolation from daily life and from action. However, memory and thinking in daily life are not separate from, but are part of, doing. This study is based on a theoretical framework that encompasses an integrated account of mind in action. This "activity theory" holds that neither mind as such nor behavior as such can be taken as the principal category of analysis in psychology. The starting point and primary object of analysis is the actual process of interaction in which humans engage the world and each other. This study used observation of assemblers carrying out their jobs of filling milk cases in a dairy plant under normal working conditions. Descriptions resulting from these observations enabled the creation of job simulations to observe performance under more constrained conditions. The observation of workers and later of secondary school students in simulated situations showed that the workers acquired nonliteral least-physical-effort strategies simply through doing. Many reached optimal performance without teaching. The study found that in some circumstances, the operations of the hand are functionally equivalent--the head takes over for the hand. The study suggests that practical thinking is orderly, that it exhibits certain common characteristics in a variety of life activities, and that it is amenable to scientific understanding. (Kc)
A Study of on-the-Job Training. Technical Paper No. 13 by Sylvia Scribner( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A case study of on-the-job training in a factory stockroom took a close look at the working milieu, the way experienced people did their jobs within it, and the means used to induct (train) newcomers into work activities. Stockroom work and stockroom training were considered to represent two different activity systems; the interplay of these two activities in the work environment was explored. The training study was conducted at a manufacturing plant that produced radio-frequency connectors and that had implemented a computerized inventory and production control system known as Manufacturing Resource Planning. As new persons were hired, they were assigned to experienced workers who took on the responsibility for their training. Training was a subsidiary to work and a dynamic construction into which these factors entered: supervisors' views of how to train; level of management implementing the training; composition of the stockroom work force; and union policies. Training was not planned but "took shape." Since training was assimilated into ongoing work practices, trainees were exposed only to routine work events. Analysis of the technical and communicative processes that structured training-and-work within training dyads showed that trainers incorporated talk into the training process and explained the work as it was done. Talk and work performance went on in tandem. (70 references) (Author/YLB)
Literacy without schooling : testing for intellectual effects by Sylvia Scribner( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

On the Job Training: A Case Study. Ncee Brief Number 9 by Sylvia Scribner( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A case study of on-the-job training was conducted in the stockroom of an electronics manufacturer. The focus was on education embedded in ongoing work activities, in contrast to school-based learning as an activity separate from other life activities. Throughout the study, the interplay of two activities--stockroom work and stockroom training--was analyzed to determine the following: (1) the social aspects of training and working; (2) differences between work during training and experienced work; and (3) the communicative aspects of training. It is noted that, although the company recognizes the need to train new workers and experienced workers are told to train them, training is not included in job descriptions nor do workers get paid extra for it. The study reached the following conclusions: (1) although new workers were expected to take on their responsibilities without being specifically trained for them, even ad hoc on-the-job training is a powerful educative practice at least for initial levels of competency; (2) practical methods and reciprocal teaching characterized on-the-job training; (3) although the company had no specific training curriculum or plan, training methods appeared to be indigenous in workplace communities; and (4) to the extent that training does not facilitate or accelerate the process of becoming adept at troubleshooting or other demanding tasks in an organized way it cannot be fully effective in long-term career development. (Nla)
Poems by Sylvia Scribner( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Knowledge acquisition at work by Sylvia Scribner( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Theorizing about socialization of cognition by Michael Cole( )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The psychology of literacy
Alternative Names
Skribner, S.

Sylvia Scribner American psychologist

Скрибнер, С 1925-

スクリブナー, S

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Mind and social practice : selected writings of Sylvia ScribnerSociocultural psychology : theory and practice of doing and knowingMind in society : the development of higher psychological processes