ERIC Number: EJ462984
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1993
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Early Childhood Educare: Seeking a Theoretical Framework in Vygotsky's Work.
Smith, Anne B.
International Journal of Early Years Education, v1 n1 p47-61 Spr 1993
Argues that the early childhood field should be renamed early childhood educare and that Vygotsky's sociocultural theory is a more appropriate theoretical framework for the field than Piaget's. Discusses the role of language, internalization of interpersonal processes, importance of intersubjectivity, and role of adult and peer tutors in Vygotsky's framework. (BB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
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