Vygotsky in Twenty-first Century Society is an ensemble of novel perspectives about the legacy of Lev Vygotsky and Alexander Luria. The book illustrates how well the legacy of their work is being applied and continued in contemporary research, and how cultural historical theory has been constructed and re-constructed. Together, these collected essays inform a broader discussion of how a developmentally-oriented cultural paradigm can guide learning and teaching in social and educational policy and in group or individual counseling. Readers will find discussions of issues in human development that have previously been overlooked. This book is important and timely in addressing these issues and fault-lines, particularly for advancing both equity and scientific understandings.
Pedro R. Portes is Executive Director of CLASE and Professor of Educational and Counseling Psychology at the University of Georgia, where he is the Goizueta Chair for Latino Teacher Education. He is the author of Dismantling Educational Inequality: A Cultural Historical Approach to Equity and Excellence in Education. Spencer Salas is Assistant Professor in the Department of Middle, Secondary, and K-12 Education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Contents: Joseph Glick: Dynamics in the "Sabor" of Vygotsky - Fernando Gonzalez Rey: The Path to Subjectivity: Advancing Alternative Understandings of Vygotsky and the Cultural Historical Legacy - Guillermo Arias Beaton: The Process of Producing Knowledge: Vygotsky Revisited - Alex Kozulin: Cognitive Aspects of the Transition from a Traditional to a Modern Technological Society - Carl Ratner: Macro Cultural Psychology, the Psychology of Oppression, and Cultural-Psychological Enrichment - Pedro R. Portes: Vygotsky's Significance in Advancing Counseling and Psychotherapy - Jose Dergan: A Cultural-Historical Approach to Neuropsychological Treatment: Understanding Latino and Other Non-Dominant Groups - Luis C. Moll: Only Life Educates: Immigrant Families, the Cultivation of Biliteracy, and the Mobility of Knowledge - Carmen M. Martinez-Roldan/Peter Smagorinsky: Computer-Mediated Learning and Young Latino/a Students' Developing Expertise - Patricia Baquedano-Lopez/Ariana Mangual Figueroa/Sera Jean Hernandez: An Integrated Approach to the Study of Transitions as Learning Activity: Two Cases from Spanish Immersion Classrooms - Leticia Tomas Bustillos/Robert Rueda/Estela Mara Bensimon: Faculty Views of Underrepresented Students in Community College Settings: Cultural Models and Cultural Practices - Margaret Gallego/Olga A. Vasquez: Praxis in Dis-coordination - Richard Duran: Development of Latino Family-School Engagement Programs in U.S. Contexts: Enhancements to Cultural Historical Activity Theory Accounts.