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ERIC Number: ED085136
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Jul
Pages: 61
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A Comparative Study of the Attitudes and Aspirations of Bilingual Mexican American Students with Monolingual Mexican American Students.
Church, Virginia Klewer
The Toledo, Ohio, study of 72 Mexican American students was conducted to find whether bilingualism is a factor affecting aspirations and attitudes toward school and the educational process, and to determine attitudes of Mexican American students as a group. Students were equally divided into bilinguals and monolinguals, and responded to 3 questionnaires which dealt with attitudes toward being Mexican American, educational aspirations, school involvement, family background, acculturation, and attitudes toward teachers, counselors, and schools. Data indicated that there seemed to be a strong relationship between bilingualism and the degree of the student's acculturation. It appeared that the greatest difference between bilinguals and monolinguals was home background. There was little evidence, however, that bilinguals have more emotional and social problems than monolinguals. It was also noted that, since this study did not include the socioeconomic factor, results were inconclusive. Major recommendations covered Spanish as an elective; tutorial services; cultural awareness; teacher training and employment; parental involvement; and counseling services. (KM)
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio