Timeline of Vygotsky's Personal and Professional Life
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1896 Lev Vygotsky is born in Belarus into a well to do Russian family.


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1917 L.V. graduates from the University of Moscow with a degree in Law. The Russian Revolution takes place, the Czar is ousted and a Socialist government is implemented. L.V. teaches for 7 years.
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1920 L.V. continues self directed studies in Philosophy and Language.
1924 L.V. work emphasizes language and speech.

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1934 L.V. writes important article, Thought and Language. Inner speech has been a topic of Soviet psychology. He assimilates the work of Piaget. L.V. dies at the age of 38.

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1962 His work is translated and recognized in the Western world.
1976 Brunner and Ross invent the term scaffolding which has correlative meaning with ZPD.
http://inst.usu.edu/~mimi/courses/6260/theorists/Vygotsky/vygotime.html