Tools of the Mind
The Vygotskian Approach to Early Childhood Education 2nd Revised edition
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Tools of the Mind by Elena Bodrova
Book DescriptionAs 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780130278043
(234mm x 191mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Allyn & Bacon
Publisher: Pearson Education (US)
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Elena Bodrova
For the Love of Words, Paperback (September 2005)
Many elementary students have a reading and speaking vocabulary far below what is expected and necessary for their grade level. This book offers teachers a practical and systematic instructional framework for helping students overcome 'the vocabulary gap' so they can succeed academically, especially in reading comprehension.
Basics of Assessment, Hardback (July 2004)» View all books by Elena Bodrova
Many early childhood educators are unsure of how to assess young children's development and learning. This straightforward book will help increase understanding of child assessment, including its specialized and often confusing vocabulary. Focusing on children's development and learning, the authors provide an overview of basic assessment concepts.
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Author Biography - Elena Bodrova
Elena Bodrova is a senior researcher at Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL) in Denver, Colorado. Prior to her coming to the United States, she was a senior researcher at the Russian Center for Educational Innovations and the Russian Institute for Preschool Education. She received her Ph.D. from the Academy of Pedagogical Sciences, Moscow, Russia, and her M.A. from Moscow State University. In addition to her work with Dr. Leong, she co-authored the book, For the Love of Words: Vocabulary Instruction That Works, Grades K-6 (Jossey-Bass) with Diane E. Paynter and Jane K. Doty. Deborah J. Leong is a professor of psychology and the director of the Center for Improving Early Learning (CIEL) at Metropolitan State College of Denver. She received her Ph.D. from Stanford University and her M.Ed. from Harvard University. In addition to her work with Dr. Bodrova, she is co-author with Oralie McAfee of Assessing and Guiding Young Children's Development and Learning (Allyn & Bacon) that is now in its fourth edition.
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