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Psychological Tools

A Sociocultural Approach to Education

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$42.50 • £34.95 • €38.50

ISBN 9780674007086

Publication Date: 12/21/2001

Short

192 pages

6 x 9 inches

10 line illustrations, 4 tables

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This is a magnificent book. It is brief, devourable and rich in both its erudition and thought-provoking ideas. As soon as I had finished it for the first time, I immediately began again… This is a book which can be read at a number of different levels and where the author’s love of and deep knowledge about his subject shines through every page.—Bob Burden, British Journal of Educational Psychology

Clarifies for the contemporary reader just how Vygotsky’s thought evolved, in clear, precise language that makes Vygotsky’s work accessible to novices. Kozulin gives us a fresh perspective on Vygotsky’s key concept of psychological tools by showing how it works in classrooms filled with children from radically different cultures.—Jane E. Knox-Voina, Bowdoin College

Kozulin has established himself as a significant interpreter of Vygotsky, and Psychological Tools makes a major contribution to our ability to think in psychological terms about what actually happens in the process of education.—Sheldon White, Harvard University

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While technology used in policing has improved, it hasn’t progressed, says Khalil Gibran Muhammad, if racial biases are built into those new technologies. This excerpt from his book, The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America, shows that for the reform called for by the current protests against systemic racism and racially-biased policing to be fulfilled, the police—especially those at the top—will need to change their pre-programmed views on race and the way they see the Black citizens they are supposed to “serve and protect.”