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ERIC Number: EJ549565
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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ISSN: ISSN-0018-716X
[Understanding Vygotsky's Motive and Goal: An Exploration of the Work of A. N. Leontiev.] Commentary.
Kozulin, Alex
Human Development, v39 n6 p328-29 Nov-Dec 1996
Maintains that, although Leontiev's sociocultural orientation and its activity emphasis were inherited from Vygotsky's theory, the two men's theoretical motives and goals differed. Vygotsky's focus on symbolic mediation transforming psychological processes and Leontiev's on activities leading to internalization of action in mental processes were complementary. However, Leontiev's theory remained poorly articulated and was limited by reliance on Marxist influences. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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