Learning to learn in early childhood: Home and preschool influences on Chinese learners

Nirmala RAO, Jin SUN, Li ZHANG

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Abstract

his chapter considers how the attitudes and skills related to learning to learn are facilitated among Chinese learners in the home and preschool during the early years. First, we review research on early cognitive socialization focusing on studies that have considered how children’s learning to learn skills, including behavioural regulation and problem-solving skills, are promoted in Chinese families. Next, we consider the role of preschool curricula and teachers’ practices on the development of skills related to learning to learn. We then discuss the ways in which experiences at home and in early childhood programmes work together to promote learning to learn and achievement among young Chinese children. Copyright © 2014 Ruth Deakin Crick, Cristina Stringher and Kai Ren.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLearning to learn: International perspectives from theory and practice
EditorsRuth Deakin CRICK, Cristina STRINGHER, Kai REN
Place of PublicationAbingdon, Oxon
PublisherRoutledge
Pages127-144
ISBN (Electronic)9780203078044
ISBN (Print)9780415656238, 9780415656245
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Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Citation

Rao, N., Sun, J., & Zhang, L. (2014). Learning to learn in early childhood: Home and preschool influences on Chinese learners. In R. Deakin Crick, Stringher, C., & Ren, K. (Eds.), Learning to learn: International perspectives from theory and practice (pp. 127-144). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.

Keywords

  • Early cognitive socialization
  • Chinese learners
  • Preschool curricula
  • Home contexts