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ERIC Number: ED120302
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 283
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Culture, Behavior and Education: A Study of Hawaiian Americans.
Gallimore, Ronald; And Others
This research is based on two types of analyses. A cultural analysis focuses on the Hawaiian-American family and socialization system and is used to generate and interpret interface analysis findings. The second type of analysis concerns Hawaiian-American behavior in public school classrooms. The goal of the combined analyses is to specify points of conflict between Hawaiian-American youth and their teachers. A major portion of the book is devoted to an ethnographic description of the family and socialization system. Other chapters deal with the subjects such as essential aspects of the family system, infant care, methodological problems, the function of children in the family system, the early childhood socialization, and sibling caretaking. A general theme of the chapters dealing with the interface analysis is that of whether Hawaiian child behavior suggested by the cultural analysis to be present in the home also occurs in the classroom. Situational variables that influence Hawaiian-American response to teachers and classroom activities are also examined. Some classroom practices that influence the children's school adjustment are specified and interpreted in the context of the cultural analysis. It is concluded that the behavior of Hawaiian youth is a product of a coherent cultural system, rather than a result of social disorganization, retarded development, or other pathology. (Author/AM)
Sage Publications, Inc. 275 South Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, California 90212 ($7.85, paper)
Publication Type: Books
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Note: Sage Library of Social Research, Volume II