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ERIC Number: ED066392
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 4
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Ethnocentrism and Cultural Relativism in Children's Thinking About Foreign Values and Attitudes.
McKenzie, Gary R.
In the study reported here, 133 subjects (Ss) were selected randomly from one elementary school. Ss were showed photographs of Bushmen performing daily activities and asked to predict whether a Bushman would prefer specific indigenous customs or their American equivalents, and then to justify the prediction. Scores for three types of predictions and five types of justifications were comapred across six age groups. All Ss tend to predict Bushment prefer their way to ours; 11 year olds do so more than 6 year olds. Older Ss use cultural relativism more than primary grade Ss, who use ethnocentric reasoning more than older Ss. (Author/JLB)
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