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Re: [xmca] The strange situation

On Apr 15, 2010, at 10:27 PM, Dot Robbins wrote:

> At this point, it would also be interesting to really research who has written about the ZPD in the past, and share that information. I am sending an article by Nik Veresov, which really helps to understand the general genetic law of cultural development.


There is also the special issue of New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development in 1984. Papers by Bruner, Cole, Rogoff and other well-known friends. My library supposedly provides access to this, but this morning I was unable to download the PDFs. I have sent an inquiry off to the library.

I find Veresov's article very interesting. He argues that the zoped has a dramatic character that is generally ignored. This proposal is based on his reading of the GGLCD, which in his view makes reference to two planes on a stage. I think he is probably correct. To me it is interesting that he too is treating the zoped as an example, a special case, of the general genetic law. 

Dot, I understand that you are reluctant to distribute documents until you have the author's permission, but can you point me towards information on the Golden Keys schools? Do you know if they are especially focused on voluntary control and conscious awareness? In the description on your web pages (link below), you describe the arrangement in terms of 'families,' including children of mixed ages. I know that breaking away from rigid age-grouping has been a popular idea among sociocultural researchers. Perhaps I am being too simplistic here, but the way I read chapter 6, children of different ages and stages would need qualitative distinct forms of teaching/learning. Does Golden Keys have a different view?


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