After Piaget (BOK)
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After Piaget moves beyond the harsh critiques of Piaget that have for decades circled among the followers of more popular paradigms such as socio-cultural or cognitivism approaches since Piaget lost his prominence. This collection of essays looks at the achievements of Jean Piaget and how his ideas have advanced long after his death. Piaget should be viewed as a thinker who moved towards the adoption of the dialectical perspective in developmental psychology and influenced many contemporaries. The move towards the creation of new models for psychology continues to be the hallmark of the future. Taking the qualitative synthesis of new forms seriouslywas central to Piaget's legacy. The School of Geneva has made possible a variety of empirical extensions of Piaget's general ideas by his students and exemplified the heterogeneity of research traditions that have come into existence. This cutting edge work brings together new developments of ideas and research practices that have grown out of Piaget's tradition and provides a retrospective glance into the intellectual atmospheres of the different periods at which the contributors encountered Piaget. This book continues the fine innovative tradition in the History and Theory of Psychology series edited by Jaan Valsiner.