Early Career

        After returning to Gomel to teach, Vygotsky also married a woman named Roza Smekhova, and together they had two daughters.4  Vygotsky was sure to provide a warm and stimulating environment for his children, just as he had received growing up.
        Vygotsky set up a research lab at Gomel Teacher's College.  There, he did psychological research and gave lectured which would later become the basis for his book "Pedagogical Psychology."
        The big turning point in Vygotsky's carreer came in 1924, when made a presentation at the Second All-Russian Psychoneurological Congress in Leningrad.  He discussed methods of reflexological and psychological investigations, an ambitious topic for anyone, but even more so for a relatively unknown researcher.  Vygotsky's presentation was very well-received.  Even the people who did not necessarily agree with his views recognized that he was an incredibly intelligent and well-spoken man and would be likely to produce much great work in the future.

Previous: Childhood and Education - Next: Russian Culture