ERIC Number: ED108497
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Introduction to Cognitive Styles. New Approaches to Bilingual Bicultural Education, No. 3.
Ramirez, Manuel, III; And Others
This teaching manual is the third in a series of seven designed for use in bilingual/bicultural programs. The subject discussed here is the influence of socialization practices on children's cognitive styles and in particular, children's learning styles, and the implications this has for bilingual/bicultural education. The characteristics of field sensitive and field independent cognitive styles are described, followed by a discussion of the relationship between cognitive style and culture and socialization styles. An illustration of this relationship is drawn from the situation of Mexican-American children, who typically score in a field sensitive direction on tests of cognitive style. Such scores are thought to result from the traditional Mexican-American emphasis on family loyalty and a close interpersonal relationship between mother and children, values that encourage field sensitivity. An appreciation of the diversity of cognitive and socialization styles must precede the planning of culturally democratic educational environments. A manual of self-assessment units accompanies this series. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Bilingual Teachers, Bilingualism, Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Style, Conceptual Tempo, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Disadvantaged, Educational Improvement, Educational Planning, Educationally Disadvantaged, Individualized Instruction, Learning, Mexican Americans, Programed Instructional Materials, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teaching Guides
Dissemination Center for Bilingual Bicultural Education, 6504 Tracor Lane, Austin, Texas 78721 ($0.60)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
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.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Bilingual Education Act 1968; Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VII