The Challenges of Claiming a Vygotskian Perspective

  • Peter Smagorinsky
Part of the Practice of Research Method book series (PRM, volume 2)


Claiming Vygotsky as a theoretical source has become a common practice in much recent scholarship on teaching and learning. Doing so, however, is problematic given the reliance of most non-Russians on translated versions of Vygotsky and given the different ways people have found to appropriate what appears in both the original Russian versions and in the translations.


High Mental Function Psychological Tool Theoretical Source VYGOTSKIAN Perspective Mediational Means 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Smagorinsky
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  1. 1.The University of GeorgiaAthensUSA

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