ERIC Number: ED269534
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-May
U.S.--American Value Orientations. Cultural Monograph No. 4. Bilingual Multicultural Education Training Project for School Psychologists and Guidance Counselors.
Hallman, Clemens L.; And Others
This teacher training monograph deals with value orientations of cultures in general and with specific reference to United States Culture. The first two sections discuss the conceptual issues of value orientation and give axiological definitions of the six clusters used to describe cultural orientation: self, the family, society, human nature, nature, and the supernatural. The third section introduces the section on U.S. culture. The fourth and fifth sections demonstrate, with examples, how values have progressed over time from an outward to an inward orientation. Section VI presents value orientations considered to be illustrative of the dominant cultural values in the United States which are commonly associated with white middle-class Americans. Values are presented separately and each is followed by an anecdote or quotation. Reproductions of advertisements reinforcing these values are included. Some of these examples reflect more than one value and these are cross-referenced. There is an extensive appendix on the cultural group called the Florida Cracker with application of the same six cultural value groups. This is followed by a brief bibliography for this group and two other brief appendices on American value structures. (CG)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers - Location: Florida; United States