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Dr. Jin Li Will Explore Role of Culture in Child Development in Three Talks University News
For release: March 24, 2008

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Dr. Jin Li
Dr. Jin Li

Dr. Jin Li, an internationally recognized authority on the role of culture in children's learning and development, will deliver three lectures in Memphis March 27-28. All three talks by Li, an associate professor of education and human development at Brown University, are free and open to the public. Her visit is coordinated by the University of Memphis and the Urban Child Institute. The schedule includes:

“U.S. and Chinese Preschoolers' Beliefs: Is Learning a Task or a Virtue?," March 27, noon, the Urban Child Institute, 600 Jefferson Ave. To reserve a place, call 526-1822, ext. 244. There will be a complimentary lunch at 11:30 a.m. for the first 50 people who RSVP.

“Learning Beliefs Across Cultures," March 28, 2 p.m., Psychology Building, Room 208. For more information, call 678-4683.

“Culture and Self-Conscious Emotions: Socialization of Academic Learning Among European-American Parents and Chinese Parents," March 28, reception 4:30 p.m., presentation 5 p.m., Ball Hall, Room 301. For more information, call 678-5091.

Li studies how children across cultures and ethnic groups develop learning beliefs, how they are socialized in this development, and how their beliefs influence their actual learning and achievement. Her research involves preschoolers, school children and college students in the United States, China and Taiwan.

The event is sponsored by the Urban Child Institute, the College of Education, the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Research, and the Department of Psychology.

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