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ERIC Number: ED073885
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 14
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The Cross-Cultural Attitude Inventory: A Report on Item Analysis and Stability.
Jackson, Stephan L.; McCallon, Earl
The "Cross-Cultural Attitude Inventory" was constructed to measure 1 of the objectives of the bilingual education project of Region XIII Education Service Center in Austin, Texas, serving children aged 6 to 10 years. The educational objective which needed to be measured was whether "the children are taught the history and cultural heritage which reflect the value systems of speakers of both languages." The Elementary and Secondary Act, Title VII project sites chosen for testing included the Artesia, New Mexico; the Alice, Texas; and the Los Nietos and Collier County, California, project sites. Data for item analysis were collected through the testing of 313 primary grade children. Graphic symbols of the Anglo and Mexican American cultures were employed in the Inventory, which was constructed to evaluate attitude. The results indicated that the Inventory may be assumed to provide a gross measure of acculturation suitable for use with groups. The mean score for the Mexican American culture subtest was significantly lower than the score for the Anglo-culture subtest. Among the Mexican items, the Mexican flag, the Spanish word "si," the pinata, the bowl of menudo, and the Mexican hat possessed the highest item-test correlation. Among the United States items, the American flag, the cowboy hat, the piece of bread, and the pickle possessed the highest item-test correlations. (Author/HBC)
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