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ERIC Number: ED089928
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr-19
Pages: 32
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Correlates of Culture-Conflict in Schools.
Cirincione-Cole, Kathryn
On a measure of conflict between home and school values relating to 4 areas in which cultures can be shown to conflict (Locus of Control, Activity Orientation, Time Orientation, and Authority Relationships) 481 ninth grade students from 5 ethnic groups in a variety of California school settings were studied and alientation from school values was reported. A multivariate analysis of variance was employed to generate separate cultural profiles for individuals within ethnic groups and between groups, while controlling for academic ability and socioeconomic status. A major area of concern was whether high achieving students of diverse ethnic groups have become "Anglicized" to be successful in the U.S. school setting. Similarly, low educational achievement was considered in relation to the degree of "conflict" with school values. This research suggested that ethnic minority students were being asked to make a choice between their own cultural group and that of white middle-class America in order to win success within the present educational system. (Author/KM)
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Identifiers - Location: California