ERIC Number: ED057674
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-May
Reference Count: 0
A Study to Determine the Relationship between Spanish Listening Comprehension Proficiency and Cultural Attitudes of Various Groups of Native and Non-Native Students of the Spanish Language in Three High Schools: Cholla, Pueblo, and Tucson.
Bockman, John F.; Videen, Darleen A.
Research in second language learning supports the hypothesis that success in language learning is related to students' attitudes about the culture represented by the target language. This study tests the hypothesis by examining two Spanish programs at three high schools which have a large Mexican-American student enrollment. Declining enrollment in both programs and rejection of Spanish study by Mexican-American and others are encouraging a reevaluation of the model programs, their form, and educational objectives. Description of the experimental study includes: (1) a statement of the problem, (2) evaluation design, (3) presentation and summary of data, (4) recommendations and conclusions, and (5) a cultural opinionnaire. Extensive statistical data in the form of computer-printout sheets are included. (RL)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Background, Enrollment Trends, Ethnic Groups, Language Enrollment, Learning Theories, Listening Comprehension, Mexican Americans, Modern Languages, Public Schools, Questionnaires, Second Language Learning, Spanish, Statistical Data, Statistical Studies, Student Attitudes
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tucson Public Schools, AZ.