The Collected Works of L.S. Vygotsky: The Fundamentals of Defectology (Abnormal Psychology and Learning Disabilities) / Edition 1

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This work is a translation of Volume 5 of Pedagogika's 6 volume series published in Moscow between 1982 and 1984. It includes Vygotsky's works on defectology originally published between 1924 and 1932, as well as posthumous, unpublished material.

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Presents works by Russian psycholinguist Vygotsky (1896-1934) on abnormal psychology and learning disabilities, first published in the 1920s and 1930s, along with some undated and hitherto unpublished manuscripts. The translation, by scholars in the field, is from his collected works published in Moscow, 1982-84. Among the topics are principles of education for physically handicapped children, moral insanity, and the collective as a factor in the development of the abnormal child. The number of volumes planned is not noted. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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General Problems of Defectology: Fundamental Problems of Defectology. Defect and Compensation. Principles of Education for Physically Handicapped Children. The Psychology and Pedagogy of Children's Handicaps. Special Questions of Defectology: The Blind Child. Principles of Social Education for Deaf Children. Compensatory Processes in the Development of the Retarded Child. The Difficult Child. Moral Insanity. The Dynamics of Child Character. Defectology and the Study of Development and Education of Abnormal Children. Questions at the Forefront of Defectology: Study of the Development of the Difficult Child. Fundamentals of Working with Mentally Retarded and Physically Handicapped Children. The Collective as a Factor in the Development of the Abnormal Child. The Problem of Mental Retardation. The Diagnostics of Development and Pedagogical Clinic for Difficult Children. 4 additional articles. Index.

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