Rousing Minds to Life: Teaching, Learning, and Schooling in Social Context by Roland G. TharpRousing Minds to Life: Teaching, Learning, and Schooling in Social Context by Roland G. Tharp

Rousing Minds to Life: Teaching, Learning, and Schooling in Social Context

byRoland G. Tharp, Ronald Gallimore

Paperback | March 29, 1991

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Rousing Minds to Life is the education textbook for the '90s: A powerful synthesis of the theoretical advances in Vygotskian theory as applied to every aspect of teaching, learning, and schooling. Drawing on studies from preschool and elementary school through the university seminar, and on their own successful experience with thousands of students over two decades, this text integrates all recent work in the Vygotskian tradition with basic concepts in American and British behaviorism, cognitive science, anthropology, and sociolinguistics. Distinguished by a literate style and an extraordinarily rich content, it is appropriate for courses in educational psychology, curriculum and instruction, educational foundations, educational administration, special education, multicultural education, and any course that treats learning and cognitive development in social context.
Title:Rousing Minds to Life: Teaching, Learning, and Schooling in Social ContextFormat:PaperbackDimensions:332 pages, 8.98 × 6.69 × 0.75 inPublished:March 29, 1991Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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ISBN - 10:052140603X

ISBN - 13:9780521406031

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I. Teaching, Schooling, and Literacy: A Unified Theory of Education: 1. The redefinition of teaching and schooling; 2. A theory of teaching as assisted performance; 3. The means of assisting performance; 4. The social organization of assisted performance; 5. Language, literacy, and thought; Part II. Practice: 6. A school organized for teaching: the Kamehameha Elementary Education Program; 7. The activity setting of the instructional conversation: developing word and discourse meaning; 8. The orchestration of activity settings: learning and social interaction in the whole group and independent centers; 9. The interpsychological plane of teacher training; 10. Assisting teacher performance through the ZPD: a case study; 11. The intrapsychological plane of teacher training: the internalization of higher-order teaching skills; 12. The schools in mind and society; References; Author index; Subject index.

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Addressing widespread discontent with contemporary schooling, Roland Tharp and Ronald Gallimore develop a unified theory of education and offer a prescription: the reconstitution of schools as 'educating societies.'

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"Lawrence Kohlberg wrote that American education has failed to take developmental psychology seriously. Tharp and Gallimore have taken it seriously and have demonstrated in this book not only that teaching must take account of the developmental status of the pupil but also that proper teaching, particularly the teaching of literacy, is necessary for the stimulation of the cognitive development of the pupil." Choice