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

From: Andy Blunden <ablunden who-is-at>
Date: Sat Dec 20 2008 - 06:21:25 PST

Michael Roth has provided me with scanned images, so that
will be fine. thank you all.


Andy Blunden wrote:
> 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?
> Andy
> 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 Unions.
>> 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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