I mainly study 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. My research involves preschoolers, schoolchildren, and college students. I have studied children in the U.S., China, Taiwan, UK, and Russia.
Dr. Jin Li is professor of education and human development at Brown University. She originally came from China. She received her undergraduate degree in German from Guangzhou Institute of Foreign Languages in 1982 and taught German language and literature there. After immigrating to the U.S. in 1985, she studied first at the University of Vermont, then earned her Master's degree in foreign language education from the University of Pittsburgh in 1988. She received her second Master's degree in administrative planning and social policy in 1991 and her doctoral degree in human development and psychology from Harvard Graduate School of Education in 1997. Dr. Li's research focuses on learning models, children's learning beliefs, and their socialization across different cultures and ethnic groups. Recently, she has been also studying Chinese immigrant children's adaptation to American mainstream culture.
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