ERIC Number: ED225735
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Enhancement of Self-Concept and Academic Achievement through Ethnic Dance.
Trujillo, Lorenzo A.
Sixty students in San Francisco's Mission High School were divided into treatment (30 students) and control (30 students) groups to examine the relationship of participation in a Hispanic Ethnic Dance Curriculum to various aspects of behavior and to gain in knowledge of specific aspects of Hispanic culture. Students were administered the Tennessee Self-Concept Scale, Folklorico Culture Quiz, and a general questionnaire. Tests and questions were presented in written and audio form via a tape recording. The treatment group then participated in a 6-week Hispanic Ethnic Dance Curriculum, which emphasized Hispanic dance and ethnology. Clinical observations were made of the students' in-class attitudes and cooperation, and their verbal statements and responses. During the same 6-week period, the control group participated in a modern creative dance course. At the end of the 6 weeks, both groups were administered the same pre-tests. Analysis of variance via regression established the importance of the relationships between: profile and self-concept, profile and the cognitive measure, ethnic group and self-concept, and ethnic group and cognitive measure. Variables analyzed were profile, ethnic group membership, total self-concept score, and Folklorico Culture Quiz scores. Enhancement of the self-concept, positive observable behavior, and cognitive growth occurred in the treatment group at significant levels. (NQA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado Univ., Boulder. Center for Bilingual Multicultural Education Research and Service.
Identifiers: California (San Francisco); Folk Dance
Note: In its: Monograph Series, Volume 2, p19-38 1981.