Versions of Vygotsky

  title={Versions of Vygotsky},
  author={Julia Gillen},
  journal={British Journal of Educational Studies},
  pages={183 - 198}
  • J. Gillen
  • Published 1 June 2000
  • Psychology
  • British Journal of Educational Studies
The current prominent influence of the theories of L. S. Vygotsky on studies of education, particularly of pedagogic practice, requires a re-examination. The dominance of deficient editions of his writings has had regrettable consequences such as a misplaced reading of the ‘one of proximal development’ The publication of his recent, albeit incomplete, Collected Works in English affords an opportunity to reassess Vygotsky' work. Potential areas for such rethinking include: a comparison between… 
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