[xmca] Two books of possible interest

From: Mike Cole (lchcmike@gmail.com)
Date: Sat Oct 08 2005 - 11:26:26 PDT

While I was at ISCAR a new version/edition of the autobiography of Alexander
Luria was published. It
is a re-issue of the autobiography that appeared in 1979 that was censored
as a result of Soviet
policies. In this re-issue, Karl Levitin (a science writer whose book, *One
is not born a personality*
you may know) and I include a new introduction and a new afterward that
provide information about
the social context and personal position of Alexander Romanovich that could
not be published at the time.
The book contains a DVD that features interviews with Jerry Bruner, Oliver
Sachs, Volodya Zinchenko,
Peter Tulviste and others. Here is the Erlbaum info on the book

Subtitle: A Dialogue With the Making of Mind
Author: *Michael Cole, Karl Levitin and Alexander R. Luria*
ISBN: 0-8058-5499-1
Year: 2005
Price: $19.95

Also of potential interest is a book edited by Honorine Nocon and Monica
Nilsson about an international
project involving school reform. The relevant information from the Peter
Lang website if the following:

 School of Tomorrow Teaching and Technology in Local and Global Communities
  Year of Publication: 2005
  Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien, 2005.
186 pp. ISBN 3-03910-273-7 / US-ISBN 0-8204-7201-8 pb.
 This volume provides a description and analysis of findings from a European
Commission research and development project: «The Fifth Dimension - Local
Learning Communities in a Global World», funded within the framework
«Information, Society, and Technology (IST), School of Tomorrow». The
contributors take as a point of departure that the school of tomorrow, the
school in the information society, has two significant features. One is the
expanded use of information and communication technologies (ICT). The other
is the development of partnerships. The cases described here are based on
the work of three European university teams from Blekinge Institute of
Technology in Sweden; the University of Copenhagen and Roskilde University
in Denmark, and the Autonomous University of Barcelona in Spain, that
developed collaborations jointly to create new technology-based tools and
learning environments that expanded beyond school walls. Using the Fifth
Dimension approach to building learning environments, this network of
university researchers worked together with teachers and software developers
to co-design tools, strategies, and materials for teaching and learning in
the «school of tomorrow». The volume addresses both the challenges and the
possibilities of integrating technology in schools and classrooms that are
partners in local and global learning communities.
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