Re: [xmca] RER CHAT Review

From: Mike Cole (
Date: Wed Oct 25 2006 - 13:10:54 PDT

No accounting for taste!
More to read!!

On 10/25/06, Wolff-Michael Roth <> wrote:
> HI all,
> I just found out that a review of the CHAT literature, which I co-
> authored with Yew Jin Lee, has been accepted for publication in
> REVIEW OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH. We had made a selection of over 350
> articles from the 600 that we had identified.
> I thought that some of you might be interested in this paper before
> it actually appears and therefore made available a preprint copy on
> my server:
> (It works, I tested it.)
> Although numerous people get credited for making cultural-historical,
> socio-cultural and other approaches into the West, we came to the
> conclusion that "historians may come to identify in Michael Cole the
> single most influential person for acquainting Western scholars to
> this tradition, both through his writings (e.g., Cole, 1988) and
> through the mediating role of his Laboratory for Comparative Human
> Cognition (LCHC) at the University of California, San Diego (Cole,
> 1984)."
> Cheers,
> Michael
> "Vygotsky's Neglected Legacy": Cultural-Historical Activity Theory
> ABSTRACT: We describe an evolving theoretical framework that has been
> called one of the
> best-kept secrets of academia: cultural-historical activity theory
> (CHAT) is the result of
> proposals Lev Vygotsky first articulated, but which his students and
> followers substantially
> developed to constitute much expanded forms in its second and third
> generation. Besides
> showing that activity theory transforms how research should proceed
> regarding language,
> language learning, and literacy in particular, we demonstrate how it
> is a theory for praxis,
> thereby offering the potential to overcome some of the most profound
> problems that has plagued
> both educational theorizing and practice.
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