ERIC Number: ED025369
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Relationship of Acculturation, Achievement, and Alienation Among Spanish American Sixth Grade Students.
Cordova, Ignacio R.
In an effort to discover relationships between acculturation, achievement, and teacher expectations as sources of alienation of Spanish American students, a sample of 477 6th grade students in 16 schools in Northern New Mexico was studied. The teacher sample found that: (1) no significant relationship existed between composite achievement and alienation; (2) negatively correlated relationships existed between composite achievement, politics, education, and health; (3) a positive correlation appeared between teacher expectation and composite alienation; and (4) no significant relationship existed between teacher expectation and composite acculturation. It was concluded that alienation of the Spanish American student may be largely attributed to inflexible curricula and activities which fail to involve the Spanish American student cognitively as well as affectively. (DA)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Acculturation, Curriculum Enrichment, Curriculum Evaluation, Disadvantaged, Educationally Disadvantaged, Grade 6, Health Education, Middle Class Standards, Minority Group Teachers, Spanish Americans, Statistical Analysis, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Improvement
Manager, Dup. Serv., NMSU, P.O. Box 3CB, Las Cruces, N.M. 88001 ($1.00, over 5 copies $0.85 each)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools, Las Cruces, NM.
Note: Paper prepared for the Conf. on Teacher Educ. for Mexican Americans, New Mexico State Univ., February 13-15, 1969.