ERIC Number: ED041520
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Radical Acculturation Patterns in a Traditional Immigrant Group. Final Report.
Clymer, Martha Bahniuk
The object of the study is to observe and describe the acculturation patterns of some 250 immigrants to the United States from Turkey, Russian Old Believers, in their attempt to make a rapid transition from a society rooted in seventeenth century traditions to the industrialized society of the modern world with special reference to family organization and education. The research design follows the holistic approach used in cultural anthropology and focuses on the relation of acculturation to education as a result of the acceptance of new values which are at variance with preexisting cultural orientations. Major sections treat social patterns, history and cultural origins of the Old Believers, religion and religious organization, economic patterns, and areas of culture contact and change. A list of references is included. (Author/RL)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Context, Cultural Exchange, Cultural Isolation, Culture, Culture Conflict, Economic Status, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Background, Educational Environment, Ethnic Groups, Family (Sociological Unit), Immigrants, Religious Cultural Groups, Russian, Social Class, Sociocultural Patterns, Socioeconomic Status
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Temple Univ., Philadelphia, PA.