Does No One Read Vygotsky’s Words? Commentary on Glassman

  title={Does No One Read Vygotsky’s Words? Commentary on Glassman},
  author={M. E. Gredler and Carol Shields},
  journal={Educational Researcher},
  pages={21 - 25}
  • M. E. Gredler, Carol Shields
  • Published 2004
  • Psychology, Sociology
  • Educational Researcher
  • In the May 2001 issue of Educational Researcher, Michael Glassman proposed several commonalities in the thinking of John Dewey and Lev Vygotsky. However, in addition to general problems in the article (misstatements about scholars’ writings and a reliance on unsupported inferences), the discussion misconstrues major concepts and topics addressed by Vygotsky’s theory of cognitive development—psychological tools, the role of the cross-cultural study, the zone of proximal development, and the… CONTINUE READING
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