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ERIC Number: ED088627
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Pages: 28
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Cultural Differences in the Attributions and Intentions of Anglos and Chicanos in an Elementary School.
Stewart, Ida Santos
The study tried to identify assumptions and intentions that Anglo teachers, children, and parents, and Chicano children and parents hold of each other, their perceptions of each other, the extent to which these perceptions are realistic, and the implications of cultural differences and similarities in the education of Chicanos. The sample used for the elicitation of critical incidents in Phase I consisted of 24 Chicano parents, 31 Chicano children, and 14 Anglo teachers. The retest sample in Phase II (attribution and intention) consisted of the original 24 Chicano parents, added 13 Anglo parents and 20 Anglo children. The final sample was composed of 12 Anglo teachers, 10 Chicano parents, 10 Chicano children, 10 Anglo parents, and 10 Anglo children. Seven results were drawn from this study, such as (1) Anglo and Chicanos were more similar in their use of attributes than they were similar in their use of intentions; and (2) there were no clear, uncomplicated differences between how Anglos and Chicanos deal with children in a classroom context. On the basis of the study results, 6 assertations and implications for the education of Chicano children are made--e.g., in developing educational programs for Chicano children, educators cannot seek simplistic solutions, such as bilingual programs. (FF)
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