ERIC Number: ED054669
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Mar-4
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Cultural Conflict in the Classroom.
A cultural conflict occurs between the Mexican-American child and the Anglo teacher within the classroom situation. Punishment for adherence to his own culture results in loss of identity for the Mexican-American child and increases his tendency toward what may be termed deviant behavior. The more weighted the school curriculum is toward the middle-class Anglo expectations, the more difficult it will be for the Mexican-American child to participate. Teachers and school personnel must accept and appreciate the significant contributions that other languages and cultures have made and can make toward enriching the American way of life. A positive atmosphere toward the Mexican-American must be established and the cultural gap must be bridged; total acceptance of the validity of another culture is what should and must be the end goal. (VM)
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Identifiers: Mexican American Education Project; Sacramento State College CA
Note: Speech presented at the Fifth Annual TESOL Convention, New Orleans, La., March 4, 1971 and the Chicano Views Convention, Dominican College, San Rafael, Calif.