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Beyond Communities of Practice: Language Power and Social Context
The concept of "communities of practice" (Lave and Wenger 1991, Wenger 1998) has become influential in education, management, and social sciences in recent years. This volume emphasizes the significance of language, power, and social context in understanding how communities of practice work. Domains of empirical research reported include schools, police stations, adult bas ...more
Paperback, 243 pages
Published July 22nd 2010 by Cambridge University Press
(first published October 3rd 2005)
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Mostly Brits contributing to the theoretical constructs of situated learning. Their literacy roots in anthropology (American roots are in psychology and cognition, very in-the-head rather than in the community), I think, give them a different kind of take on language, activity, and power. There are some powerful contributions here.