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Minds in the Making: Essays in Honour of David R. Olson

ISBN: 978-0-631-21806-7
320 pages
September 2000, Wiley-Blackwell
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Written by some of the world's leading academics and professionals in the field, this collection of essays brings together two complementary views on child development - the role of society and the role of cognitive growth.
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Table of Contents

List of Figures.

List of Tables.

List of Contributors.


Foreword (Jerome Bruner).

1. Constructivist To The Core: An Introduction To The Volume (Janet Wilde Astington).

Part I: Meaning Making, Literacy, and Culture.

2. The Sociability of Meaning: Olson's Interpretive Community (Carol Fleisher Feldman).

3. Making Up My Mind: Learning The Culture of Olson and OISE (Penelope G. Vinden).

4. Literacy As Symbolic Space (Jens Brockmeier).

5. Cognition and The Lexicon In The Environment of Texts (Rita Watson).

6. Rhetorical and Aesthetic Form: Poetry As Textual Art (Joan Peskin).

7. Building On The Oral Tradition: How Story Composition and Comprehension Develop (Anne Mckeough).

8. From Action To Writing: Modes of Representing and Knowing (Gordon Wells).

Part II: Representation, Language, and Theory of Mind.

9. Minds In The (Re)Making: Imitation and The Dialectic of Representation (Philip David Zelazo).

10. Content and The Representation of Belief and Desire (Robin N. Campbell).

11. Lying As Doing Deceptive Things With Words: A Speech Act Theoretical Perspective (Kang Lee).

12. Internal and External Notions of Metarepresentation: A Developmental Perspective (Deepthi Kamawar & Bruce D. Homer).

13. RUM, PUM, and The Perspectival Relativity of Sortals (Josef Perner).

14. Mind, Memory, and Metacognition: The Role of Memory Span In Children's Developing Understanding of The Mind (Thomas Keenan).

15. Nonverbal Theory of Mind: is it Important, is it Implicit, is it Simulation, is it Relevant to Autism (Ted Ruffman).

16. Language and Metalanguage In Children's Understanding of Mind (Janet Wilde Astington).

Afterword (Angela Hildyard & Nancy Torrance).

Name Index.

Subject Index.

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Author Information

Jane Wilde Astington is at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. She has published widely and is a former editor of the journal, Cognitive Development.
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The Wiley Advantage

* Combines new directions and research findings to provide a rich, broad overview of the field.
* Includes contributions by many world class researchers.
* Reflects David Olson's interest in the development of children's minds and his influence on educational thought.
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