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ERIC Number: ED059829
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 11
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Value Conflicts Experienced by Mexican-American Students.
Ramirez, Manuel, III
The object of this study, conducted in a Northern California city school district, was to find evidence of cultural value conflicts experienced by Mexican American secondary school students of low socioeconomic background. Those students experiencing the most difficulty in adjusting to the school setting and thus most likely to be dropouts were interviewed, observed in class, and asked to tell stories about pictures depicting students, teachers, and parents interacting in a school setting. Stories told about these pictures revealed Mexican American value conflicts in terms of such factors as loyalty to family and ethnic group, female modesty, machismo, the role of education, and separation of sex roles. This paper contains discussions of 8 Mexican American values found to conflict most often with the value system of schools, along with an accompanying story for each as told by Mexican American students; also contained are 1-paragraph discussions of 4 measures that could be instituted to help alleviate value conflicts. (NQ)
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