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ERIC Number: ED050884
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jul
Pages: 36
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[A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Mass Communications Interests Among Cloquet Junior High School Students and a Comparison of Mass Communication Interests of Indian Students in Four Minnesota Schools].
Urbanski, Lawrence E.
The cross-cultural study was performed (1) to determine what significant differences there were among Cloquet Junior High School students in terms of use of mediums of mass communication (TV, radio, movies, newspapers, comic books, and books) and (2) to note whether significant differences existed between interests (e.g., adventure, comedy, mystery) of Indian students and non-Indian students. Other purposes of the study were to check the availability of various mediums to all students and the usefulness and importance of such as part of the instructional program. The population included 102 students (in grades 7, 8, and 9), of which 34 were American Indians from the Fond du Lac Chippewa Indian Reservation in Minnesota. A 4-page checklist obtained data, which are recorded on tables. The findings revealed (1) a definite pattern of interest with each medium and (2) a significant interest difference with Indian students as compared to other students, with some exceptions. In the second study, designed to obtain a more complete picture of Indian student interests than was provided by the foregoing cross-cultural study, 36 Indian students attending 4 Minnesota secondary schools responded in terms of mass communication interests. Tabular results indicate, for example, that students in all schools feel that books comprised the medium from which the students learned most. (EL)
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