1st Edition

Using Qualitative Methods To Enrich Understandings of Self-regulated Learning A Special Issue of educational Psychologist

Edited By Nancy E. Perry Copyright 2002

    First published in 2002. In recent years, reported racial disparities in IQ scores have been the subject of raging debates in the behavioral and social science and education. What can be made of these results in the context of current scientific knowledge about human evolution and cognition? Unfortunately, discussion of these issues has tended to generate more heat than light. Now, the distinguished authors of this book offer powerful new illumination. Representing a range of disciplines-psychology, anthropology, biology, economics, history, philosophy, sociology, and statistics-the authors review the concept of race and then the concept of intelligence. Presenting a wide range of findings, they put the experience of the United States-so frequently the only locus of attention-in global perspective. They abo show that the human species has no "races" in the biological sense (though cultures have a variety of folk concepts of "race"), that there is no single form of intelligence, and that formal education helps individuals to develop a variety of cognitive abilities. This book offers the most comprehensive and definitive response thus far to claims of innate differences in intelligence among races.

    Volume 37, Number 1, 2002. Contents: N.E. Perry, Introduction. D.K. Meyer, J.C. Turner, Using Instructional Discourse Analysis to Study the Scaffolding of Student Self-Regulation. N.E. Perry, K.O. VandeKamp, L.K. Mercer, C.J. Nordby, Investigating Teacher-Student Interactions That Foster Self-Regulated Learning. H. Patrick, M.J. Middleton, Turning the Kaleidoscope: What We See When Self-Regulated Learning is Viewed With a Qualitative Lens. J.H. Reed, D.L. Schallert, L.F. Deithloff, Investigating the Interface Between Self-Regulation and Involvement Processes. E.V. De Groot, Learning Through Interviewing: Students and Teachers Talk About Learning and School. D.L. Butler, Commentary.


    Nancy E. Perry