1996'5, p.98
D'yachenko O. M.
The problems of abilities' development: Before and after L. S. Vygotsky

The analysis of abilities' development in the framework of cultural-historical paradigm is presented. Abilities' genesis is connected to the forming of species features and individual differences are connected to the level of abilities' development. The author shares the views of A. V. Zaporozhets, V. V. Davydov, L. A. Venger and others: the leading part in the mastering of human experience is played by the mastering of means to orient oneself into reality; it determines the successfulness of actions as well as the rate of applied skills mastering.