ERIC Number: ED023506
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Sep
Reference Count: 0
A Study of Anglo-American and Spanish-American Culture Value Concepts and Their Significance in Secondary Education. Vol. III, No. 2, A Research Contribution for Education in Colorado.
Romero, Fred E.
A study of Spanish American and Anglo American culture value concepts sought to determine (through the use of a teacher awareness scale) the degree to which teachers were aware of cultural differences, and (through a student acculturation questionnaire) to determine the extent of acceptance by Spanish American students of Anglo American values. Data from the student's acculturation questionnaire indicated that the Spanish American student's operation was comparable to the Anglo American student in incorporation of culture value concepts. The data from the teacher awareness scale indicated that teachers were aware of differences between the 2 ethnic groups. The study recommended: (1) recognition of compatible Spanish American culture value concepts; (2) realization of the value of group conformity in gaining acceptance; (3) awareness by the educational structure of the complex needs arising from biculturalism; and (4) utilization by teachers of sociometric techniques for measurement of group interaction. (DA)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Anglo Americans, Concept Formation, Cultural Background, Disadvantaged, Group Dynamics, Interpersonal Relationship, Mexican Americans, Middle Class Culture, Questionnaires, Research, Secondary Education, Social Values, Sociocultural Patterns, Sociometric Techniques, Spanish Americans, Spanish Speaking, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Values
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Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.