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ERIC Number: ED010834
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Nov
Pages: 127
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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SOCIO-ECONOMIC VARIABLES IN THE ACCULTURATION PROCESS--A PILOT STUDY OF TWO WASHO INDIAN COMMUNITIES. FINAL REPORT.
SIMIRENKO, ALEX
TO EXAMINE THE IMPACT OF PUBLIC EDUCATION ON ACCULTURATION, THIS PILOT STUDY ATTEMPTED TO DETERMINE IF THERE WAS A SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE IN EXTENT OF EDUCATION BETWEEN THOSE WASHO INDIANS WHO WERE ACCULTURATED AND THOSE WHO WERE NOT. WHEN IT WAS FOUND THAT THE EDUCATIONAL LEVEL OF TWO TENTATIVELY SELECTED GROUPS WAS NOT SIGNIFICANTLY DIFFERENT, AN ATTEMPT WAS MADE TO LOCATE FACTORS OTHER THAN EDUCATION WHICH INFLUENCE THE ACCULTURATION OF MINORITY MEMBERS. TWO QUESTIONNAIRES WERE DEVELOPED TO OBTAIN SOCIOECONOMIC AND EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION. THEY WERE PRESENTED TO BOTH AN ACCULTURATED GROUP OF WASHO INDIANS (NEWLY SELECTED) AND THE NONACCULTURATED GROUP CONSIDERED PREVIOUSLY. WHILE IT WAS EASILY DETERMINED THAT THE EDUCATIONAL LEVEL DID NOT VARY SIGNIFICANTLY BETWEEN GROUPS, CONCLUSIONS REMAINED TENTATIVE. FURTHER RESEARCH WAS RECOMMENDED. ONE OF THESE CONCLUSIONS WAS THAT COMMUNAL PRESSURES, BOTH FROM INSIDE AND OUTSIDE, OPERATE TO EITHER INHIBIT OR ACCELERATE THE ACCULTURATION OF MINORITIES. (GD)
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Authoring Institution: Nevada Univ., Reno.
Identifiers: Nevada (Reno); Washo (Tribe)