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Cross Cultural Attitude Inventory [and] Test Manual.
Jackson, Steve; Klinger, Ron
The Cross-Cultural Attitude Inventory provides a means for measuring the degree of positive or negative feeling which Mexican-American and Angle students (ages 3 to 18) have for the two cultures. Present test validity is based on face validity and the rationale behind the item selection and construction procedures. The inventory also provides a springboard from which other ideas may come. The inventory is comprised of 24 test items that relate to language, facial characteristics, foods, games, clothing, sports, and flags. The use of five faces beneath each item seems to work well with children in a wide range of age, sex, and ethnic categories. The test provides a score based on an equal number of items representative of each culture. It is a relatively quick instrument to administer (20-30 minutes), and is easy for both test administrator and subjects to understand. The age range of subjects who can be expected to understand and relate to the test is from 3 to 12 years, although older subjects have been used; the test should be administered individually to those of junior-high age or older. Administration of the test is discussed as to time considerations, physical facilities, materials, language considerations, special considerations by age group, and instructions to students (ages 3 through 8 and ages 9 and above) and terms to be used for test items. The test is scored by assigning a value of 1 to 5. A copy of the Test Data Recording Form is provided. (Author/DB)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Bilingual Education.
Authoring Institution: Dissemination and Assessment Center for Bilingual Education, Austin, TX.