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Cole, Michael 1938-

Works: 86 works in 453 publications in 4 languages and 14,429 library holdings
Genres: Cross-cultural studies  Biography  History  Textbooks 
Roles: Compiler, Editor, Author of introduction, Translator, Other
Classifications: BF311, 155.413
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Most widely held works by Michael Cole
The development of children by Michael Cole ( Book )
64 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 1,728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Development is best understood as a fusion of biological, social, and psychological processes interacting in the unique medium of human culture. [In this text, the authors] have tried to show not only the role of each of these factors considered separately but also how they interact in diverse cultural contexts to create whole, unique human beings. -Pref
Mind in society : the development of higher psychological processes by L. S Vygotskiĭ ( Book )
36 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Cultural context of learning and thinking: an exploration in experimental anthropology by Michael Cole ( Book )
23 editions published between 1971 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cultural psychology : a once and future discipline by Michael Cole ( Book )
30 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 962 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 )
8 editions published between 1979 and 1994 in English and held by 873 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
Comparative studies of how people think : an introduction by Michael Cole ( Book )
11 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The psychology of literacy by Sylvia Scribner ( Book )
15 editions published between 1981 and 1999 in English and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A handbook of contemporary Soviet psychology by Michael Cole ( Book )
11 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in English and Russian and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Culture and thought : a psychological introduction by Michael Cole ( Book )
10 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Cambridge companion to Vygotsky ( Book )
17 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 732 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 )
14 editions published between 1965 and 1986 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Readings on the development of children by Mary Gauvain ( Book )
18 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The construction zone : working for cognitive change in school by Denis Newman ( Book )
10 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 495 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 )
6 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Education and cognitive development : the evidence from experimental research by Donald Sharp ( Book )
12 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The fifth dimension : an after-school program built on diversity by Michael Cole ( Book )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 325 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
Mind, culture, and activity : seminal papers from the Laboratory of Comparative Human Cognition by Michael Cole ( Book )
8 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contextual factors in education : improving science and mathematics education for minorities and women ( Book )
5 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Soviet developmental psychology : an anthology by Michael Cole ( Book )
10 editions published between 1977 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Technology, literacy and the evolution of society : implications of the work of Jack Goody by David R Olson ( Book )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 145 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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Alternative Names
Коул, М. (Майкл), 1938-
コール, M
English (293)
Spanish (17)
Italian (4)
Russian (1)