Lev Semeonovich Vygotsky
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This paper begins with a thorough biographical sketch of Vygotsky. It explains where he was born and how his upbringing influenced his way of thinking. It then discusses his key ideas and contributions to children's education theories. The paper concludes with a look at how Vygotsky's theories impact current practices in early childhood education.
From the Paper:"Lev Semeonovich Vygotsky, was born on November 5, 1896, in Tsarist Russia, in the town of Orscha in Belorussia, to a middle-class Jewish family. Vygotsky's parents were fluent in a number of foreign languages. As a child Vygotsky was taught by his mother to care for the other children, all of whom shared equally in household duties. The family would discuss history, literature, theater and art, after dinner, which exposed Vygotsky to a wide range of interests. He grew up in Gomel, in what is now the independent nation of Belorussia, about 400 miles west of Moscow. Being that his family was Jewish, his family experienced social and educational restrictions. Consequently, he studied with a private tutor for many years, and enrolled in a Jewish gymnasium for junior high school. After Vygotsky had finished high school with honors (gold medal), he was ready to apply for university."
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