Recollections on Josephina Ilyinichna Shif



The article focuses on the scientific life of J.I. Shif and on her contributions to surdo- and oligophrenopsy-chology. Along with studies on intellectual and personal development of deaf and oligophrenic children, J.I. Shif's work (joint with her colleagues) on preparing one of the volumes of the collected works of L.S. Vygotsky for publication form an important part of her scientific life. Through the recollections of her colleagues, students and relatives one can easily see that she was a very honest, kind and generous person, a brilliant scientific adviser and lecturer.

General Information

Keywords: J.I. Shif, stages of scientific life, Institute of Correctional Pedagogy of the Russian Academy of Education, surdopsychology, oligophrenopsychology, L.S. Vygotsky

Journal rubric: Criticism and Bibliography

Article type: review

For citation: Shcherbakova A.M. Recollections on Josephina Ilyinichna Shif. Kul'turno-istoricheskaya psikhologiya = Cultural-Historical Psychology, 2006. Vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 128–129. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

Information About the Authors

Anna M. Shcherbakova, PhD in Education, Senior Researcher, Leading Researcher, Professor, Chair of Special Psychology and Rehabilitation, Department of Clinical and Special Psychology, Moscow State Univerity of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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