ERIC Number: EJ1070593
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Reference Count: 20
Understanding Growth in Self-Regulation: International Contributions
Morrison, Frederick J.
Early Education and Development, v26 n5-6 p893-897 2015
Over the past decade or so, the importance of self-regulation for academic development and later life success has become increasingly clear (Morrison, Bachman, & Connor, 2005). This article is a commentary regarding the articles in a special issue of "Early Education and Development," which broaden the understanding of the important skill of self-regulation, and point to several critical questions that cross-cultural perspectives can help address. The following fundamental questions arise from the work presented in this special issue: (1) What is the role of early childhood in international findings on academic achievement?; (2) What is the nature of social disparities across countries, and how do such disparities impact early childhood development?; and (3) Why do some countries find gender differences, and others do not? The scientific studies in this special issue amplify and clarify our understanding of human development. The research collected documents that a full understanding of self-regulation requires complex, multi-level interactive models. The research described lays the foundation for systematic exploration of a number of critically important basic and applied questions.
Descriptors: Self Management, International Education, Academic Achievement, Early Childhood Education, Social Differences, Child Development, Gender Differences, Educational Research, Developmental Psychology, Validated Programs, Sex Role, Agenda Setting, Research Needs
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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