ERIC Number: ED359080
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-May
Reference Count: N/A
Children of Culture. Reprints and Miniprints. No. 701.
This presentation is a brief summary of a book published in Swedish, "Kulturensbarn--Children of Culture." This book is a doctoral thesis which sought to investigate how cultural values, value systems, and norms influence children, which values are transmitted, and how they can be analyzed. The study employed data from families in the Indian state of Orissa and from Sweden. In Sweden, researchers questioned seven families from a group of reindeer herding Lapps and four families from among the religious sect of Laestadians. Interviews were conducted with young people, politicians, child psychologists, and teachers; children were administered questionnaires; and youth in Sweden and India wrote essays. Two types of results emerged. One type dealt with the identification of cultural patterns and how researchers could describe the patterns with the help of underlying structures and elements. The other type dealt with identifying which patterns were most obvious, how researchers could analyze them, and how patterns might harmonize or oppose each other. (SG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Lund Univ. (Sweden). Malmo School of Education.
Identifiers - Location: India; Sweden