The Collected Works of L.S. Vygotsky

The Fundamentals of Defectology (Abnormal Psychology and Learning Disabilities)

  • Robert W. Rieber
  • Aaron S. Carton

Part of the Cognition and Language book series (CALS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Vygotsky and Soviet Russian Defectology

    1. Jane E. Knox, Carol Stevens
      Pages 1-25
  3. General Problems of Defectology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Robert W. Rieber, Aaron S. Carton
      Pages 29-51
    3. Robert W. Rieber, Aaron S. Carton
      Pages 52-64
    4. Robert W. Rieber, Aaron S. Carton
      Pages 65-75
    5. Robert W. Rieber, Aaron S. Carton
      Pages 76-93
  4. Special Problems of Defectology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Robert W. Rieber, Aaron S. Carton
      Pages 97-109
    3. Robert W. Rieber, Aaron S. Carton
      Pages 110-121
    4. Robert W. Rieber, Aaron S. Carton
      Pages 122-138
    5. Robert W. Rieber, Aaron S. Carton
      Pages 139-149
    6. Robert W. Rieber, Aaron S. Carton
      Pages 150-152
    7. Robert W. Rieber, Aaron S. Carton
      Pages 153-163
  5. Questions at the Forefront of Defectology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Robert W. Rieber, Aaron S. Carton
      Pages 173-177
    3. Robert W. Rieber, Aaron S. Carton
      Pages 191-208

About this book

Introduction

vi the text can engender. Of course, translations by scholars of advanced standing are not a novelty in modern scholarship. The Plenum translations ofVygotsky' s texts are appearing at a moment when authentic and authoritative English versions of them are rare-a moment when the frequency of works about Vygotsky threatens to outstrip the availability of work by Vygotsky. Since seminal thinkers make their contributions by provoking further thought, admirers ofVygotsky will, of course, welcome the spate of interpretation, reinterpretation, revision, reconstruction, and deconstruction which Vygotsky's work has invited and will participate with alacrity in the activity. Yet, the translations appearing in these volumes are not offered as interpretations in the sense that they are new analytic works about Vygotsky. They are offered to serve as basic texts for readers of English who may be interested in what Vygotsky himself had to say. They are offered to scholars and students, who will make their own interpretations (in its broader sense) and who will evaluate the interpretations of others. Having taken the view that a good translation is essentially an interpretation, the claim that this volume is an accurate and authentic interpretation of Vygotsky's meanings and intentions-and only of those meanings and intentions-must await hoped-for reassurances from those reviewers and critics who are qualified to make such judgments.

Keywords

Essay dynamics education learning psychology translation

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert W. Rieber
    • 1
  • Aaron S. Carton
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Graduate CenterCity University of New YorkNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Bureau of Educational EvaluationGarden CityUSA
  3. 3.State University of New York at Stony Brook (Emeritus)Stony BrookUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-2806-7
  • Copyright Information Plenum Press, New York 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-6212-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-2806-7
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