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ERIC Number: ED241602
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 48
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Sociocultural and Psychological Characteristics of the Korean People: A Teacher's Reference Guide in the Levels of the Elementary, Secondary and Postsecondary Students.
Lee, Sam Sung
Information and observations about Korean history, religion, philosophy, and culture, and their influence on Korean Americans' intellectual and psychological characteristics are provided in this paper. The author contends that although many Korean Americans have been in the United States for several generations, all members of this group reflect their cultural heritage and that, therefore, it is necessary to understand the heritage in order to understand this population. Self-identity, self-perception, and behavior patterns of Korean Americans are related, in particular, to the philosophical structures of eastern religions. The family system is also said to be influential. Finally, ways that Korean Americans perceive American culture and ways of life are discussed. (GC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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