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Journal of the Society for Accelerative Learning and Teaching, v18 n1-4 Spr-Win 1993

Issue 1 and 2 is a special issue devoted to the cultural-historical school of thought about mental development based on the work of Lev Vygotsky. The four articles that discuss a cross section of issues from the Vygotskyan Paradigm are as follows: Mind as a Cultural Achievement: Implications for IQ Testing (Michael Cole); Children's Social Worlds: An Ethnic View (Rosi A. C. Andrade and Luis C. Moll); Working with a Teacher in the Zone of Proximal Development: Action Research (Gordon Wells); and Book Review of Tharp and Gallimore's Rousing Minds to Life: Teaching, Learning and Schooling in Social Context (Robert Rueda). Four articles on aspects of accelerative learning are presented in Issues 3 and 4. The 636% Solution Paradigm: A Statistical Evaluation of the Extraordinary Effectiveness of Lynn Dhority's U.S. Army Accelerated Learning German Class (Lyelle Palmer, Lynn Dhority) describes a study using accelerated learning techniques. A Re-Examination of North American Adaptations of Suggestopedia (Jonathan Alderson) reports a study in which the pseudo-passive concert phase of the Lozanov method was used to aid study and memorization. In The Contribution of Background Music to the Enhancement of Learning in Suggestopedia: A Critical Review of the Literature (Uschi Felix), research on use of music within and outside the Lozanov method is examined. The Effects of Music and Imagery on Learning and Attitudes in an Industry Training Class (Valerie J. Eastman) explains a study in which experimental groups of students were exposed to music, imagery, music and imagery and the learning results compared with those of a control group. Volume indexes are also included. Each chapter contains references. (MSE)

Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Adult Education, Attitude Change, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, German, Imagery, Instructional Effectiveness, Music, Second Language Instruction, Second Languages, Secondary Education, Student Attitudes, Suggestopedia, Teaching Methods, Vocational Education

SALT Journal, Accelerated Learning Systems, 3028 Emerson Ave. So., Minneapolis, MN 55408 ($30 per year, U.S., Canada and Mexico; $50, others).

Author: Portes, Pedro R., Ed.


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