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ERIC Number: ED011786
Record Type: RIE
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PROBLEMS IN EDUCATION AND ACCULTURATION IN MULTI-ETHNIC COMMUNITIES.
STEWART, OMER C.
THE AUTHOR DISCUSSES THE ASSIMILATION AND EDUCATION OF ETHNIC MINORITY GROUPS INTO THE DOMINANT SOCIETAL ORGANIZATION AND PATTERNS. EDUCATION IS SEEN AS A PART OF THE PROCESS OF ACCULTURATION BETWEEN PEOPLES OF DIFFERENT ETHNIC BACKGROUNDS. THE AUTHOR STATES THAT ALL ETHNIC GROUPS HAVE THE SAME POTENTIAL FOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT. A MAJOR DIFFICULTY ENCOUNTERED IN THE EDUCATION OF MINORITIES IS THAT THESE GROUPS ARE REQUIRED TO LEARN TWO OR THREE DIFFERENT VALUE STRUCTURES, SETS OF HABITS, AND MYTHOLOGICAL INFORMATION, WHEREAS THE DOMINANT CULTURE NEED ONLY ACQUIRE ONE SUCH FOUNDATION. FURTHER DIFFICULTIES RESULT FROM THE FACT THAT A CHILD FROM A MINORITY HAS THOROUGHLY ACQUIRED THE CULTURE OF THAT MINORITY BEFORE HE ENTERS THE FORMAL EDUCATION PROCESS OF THE DOMINANT CULTURE. AS A RESULT, THE DOMINANT CULTURE REJECTS HIM BECAUSE HE CANNOT CONFORM. THE AUTHOR LISTS THE PROBLEMS OF EDUCATION OF MINORITIES AS FOLLOWS--(1) DEVELOPMENT OF COMMUNITY ACCEPTANCE PATTERNS, (2) DISCOVERY OF SPECIAL LANGUAGE PROBLEMS, (3) DEVELOPMENT OF MINORITY COMMUNITY GUIDANCE FACILITIES, AND (4) LACK OF HELP IN UNDERSTANDING AND APPRECIATING NATIONAL CULTURAL VALUES. (JM)
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