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ERIC Number: ED020979
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Feb
Pages: 8
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THE CULTURALLY DISADVANTAGED MEXICAN-AMERICAN STUDENT. PART I.
HERNANDEZ, LUIS F.
STRADDLING TWO CULTURES, MEXICAN-AMERICAN STUDENTS ARE HAMPERED BY LANGUAGE BARRIERS AND IDENTITY PROBLEMS. THEIR SCHOOL ADJUSTMENT IS FURTHER HINDERED BY THE CULTURAL GAP WHICH EXISTS BETWEEN THEM AND THEIR ANGLO TEACHERS, AND BY THEIR CHARACTERISTIC NONCOMPETITIVE VALUES. MOREOVER, THE PATRIARCHAL, EXTENDED STRUCTURE OF THE MEXICAN-AMERICAN FAMILY DEMANDS CERTAIN ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES FROM THE CHILDREN WHICH MAY CONFLICT WITH THOSE OF THE SCHOOL. MEXICAN-AMERICAN PARENTS PASS ON TO THEIR CHILDREN TWO BASIC VALUES WHICH ARE ANTITHETICAL TO TRADITIONAL SCHOOL VALUES--THE PLACEMENT OF ALL RESPONSIBILITY IN THE WILL OF GOD, AND A CASUAL ATTITUDE TOWARD TIME. TEACHERS OFTEN VIEW THE STUDENTS' RESPONSES TO THESE CROSS CULTURAL PRESSURES AS APATHETIC BEHAVIOR. THEY NEED TO BECOME INFORMED ABOUT STUDENTS' DIFFERENCES AS WELL AS THEIR SIMILARITIES, FOR MEXICAN AMERICANS ARE QUITE DIVERSE AND MAY COME FROM ANY ONE OF EIGHT MAJOR SUBGROUPS. THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED IN THE "JOURNAL OF SECONDARY EDUCATION," VOLUME 42, NUMBER 2, FEBRUARY 1967. (NH)
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