Guided participation in sociocultural learning: Intervention and apprenticeship

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The central tenet of this article is to urge a shift in thinking about intervention approaches to include sociocultural activities. The sociocultural approach is described as a process that is embedded in social and cultural activity, and is an approach to rethinking and redefining best practices for intervention. As one application to intervention, this framework examines the transfer of responsibility in cultural activities in three major areas: apprenticeship and intervention, intervention and qualitative documentation of intervention in cultural activities, and the efficacy of apprenticeship in clinical intervention approaches. The data in this chapter support the integration of sociocultural learning and apprenticeship in the current paradigm of intervention practices. Descriptions of intervention practices as development in context, relating intervention practices to everyday routine activities, and describing intervention practices as apprenticeships are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)74-87
Number of pages14
JournalTopics in Language Disorders
Issue number1
StatePublished - Nov 2001


  • Apprenticeship
  • Intervention
  • Problem-solving
  • Sociocultural theory
  • Vygotsky
  • Zone of proximal development


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