ERIC Number: ED045511
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Sep-6
Reference Count: 0
Research in the Development of International Orientations During Childhood and Adolescence.
Torney, Judith V.
The report gives the results of a pilot study on the attitudes of children concerning international topics. By use of a tightly structured questionnaire presented orally to children in grades 1 through 7, the author attempted to arrive at tentative findings concerning how attitudes toward other peoples and nations are formed and what role language plays in this formation. The results were: 1) the group membership of the child influences the attitudes held; 2) a relationship between the international attitudes and the cognitive process; 3) native language has an influence on the formation of attitudes toward other peoples and nations; and, 4) attitudes already held toward subjects of interest to the children influence the formation of international attitudes. Recommendations for further study are included along with a review of the literature, and a sample questionnaire. (CWB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Political Science Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting, American Political Science Association, New York, New York, September 2-6, 1969