RE: [xmca] AN Leontyev's Problems of Development of Mind

From: Peter Smagorinsky <smago who-is-at>
Date: Sat Dec 20 2008 - 05:48:52 PST

I ran it through some of the sites I've linked at but came up empty.
Perhaps try a good university library? As I recall, when I read it, that's
how I got my copy. p

Peter Smagorinsky
The University of Georgia
125 Aderhold Hall
Athens, GA 30602

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Subject: [xmca] AN Leontyev's Problems of Development of Mind

Is there anyone who has a good clean copy of AN Leontyev's
Problems of Development of Mind who would be preared to
give, sell or lend it to me so that it can be transcribed
and made available in an electronic copy?


David Kellogg wrote:
> Mike:
> You sounded a little discouraged. Let me show you something. It's mostly
in Korean, but I think you will like it anyway:
> As you can see, it's a very big cafe style website: many rooms, lots of
material, and many different functions. Among other things it does this:
> a) It's a major means by which the work of MCA and xmca gets translated
into Korean and disseminated in Korea.
> b) It is a vehicle for the "Institute of Progressive Education", founded
and funded by the Korea Educational Workers Union (recently legalized and
just now being unlegalized by the new Yi Myeongbak dictatorship).
> c) It's the main place where our Thinking and Speech translation group
meets while I am here in America with my wife.
> But I didn't set it up.To tell you the truth, I discovered it quite by
chance, through one of my grad students, only about a month ago. It was set
up back in April by militants of the KCTU, the Korean Confederation of Trade
> Like any cafe frequented by busy workers, it's a bit of a complexive mess.
Alongside the work of Michael Cole (lovingly translated into Korean by the
director of the Institute of Progressive education, Bae Hicheol, who teaches
third, fourth, fifth and sixth graders in a single classroom school up in
the mountains of Kangwando) there are ruminations about Desmond Morris and
the Naked Ape that would make you cringe.
> There are even things that make me cringe, like the invidious comparison
between Yrjo Engestrom's work with Finnish primary education and our own
work (we've got TEN times the population!)
> But this is the power of complexive thinking! When one branch runs into a
dead end, you almost always find some offshoot flourishing. Volosinov
thought that was a GOOD thing, not a BAD thing.
> And yes, Volosinov really LOATHED Saussure; one of the things he liked to
point out was that if Saussure's view of language was correct, any breakdown
in the system would render ALL of the other elements meaningless.
Fortunately, complexive thinking is not like that.
> dk
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