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Thunder Hawk, Anne – 2000
In 1978, federal legislation was passed to protect tribally enrolled or potentially enrollable American Indian children and prevent the breakup of Indian families. Prior to the passage of the Indian Child Welfare Act, it was estimated that one-quarter to one-third of all Indian children were being removed from their families. In this paper, an…
Descriptors: Adopted Children, American Indians, Early Experience, Ethnicity
Swap, Susan McAllister; Krasnow, Jean – 1992
Representing part of the first phase of a 5-year ethnographic research project, this report explores connections between school achievement and Irish ethnicity. Part 1 of the report reviews Irish history from 400 B.C. through the Irish famines of the mid-1800s, highlighting England's cultural and economic suppression of Ireland. Part 2 describes…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Acculturation, Community Organizations, Cultural Background
Fouron, Georges – 1989
The history of Haitian immigration to the United States is chronicled, focusing on the American social context and the Haitian response to it. Four periods are distinguished: (1) 1957-64, when the majority of Haitian immigrants were from the political and economic elite, intending to stay temporarily, and eventually losing their sense of ethnic…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Creoles, Ethnicity
Seidner, Stanley S. – 1976
This report concentrates on the problems associated with the negative image of the historical, social, and cultural backgrounds of Polish immigrants to the United States. It provides a perspective on the problems this immigrant group encountered in establishing and maintaining its cultural identity. Specific problems with negative stereotyping,…
Descriptors: Biculturalism, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Background, Culture Conflict
Meloni, Alberto – 1978
Aspects of Italian immigration to the United States outlined in this guide include: (1) historical precedents for the Italian migration to North and South America; (2) economic reasons for the migration; (3) costs and resulting permanence of the migration; (4) characteristics of the family and individuals who migrated; (5) assimilation of these…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Cultural Background, Cultural Influences, Ethnic Status
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Forbes, Jack D. – Journal of Ethnic Studies, 1990
Discusses the historical plight of African Americans, Native Americans, and those of mixed ancestry in their fight against stereotyping, racism, and prejudice, and their fight for the right to self-identification and self-definition in the United States. Considers the various classifications of different races and the reasons for these…
Descriptors: American Indians, Blacks, Caste, Ethnic Stereotypes
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Martin, Roberta C. – College English, 1998
Suggests that the poetry and the life of Aphra Behn illumines the dynamic of a fascinating transitional period in definitions of gender and sexuality; and that she was the true pioneer of this brave new world of sexual possibility in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. (RS)
Descriptors: Eighteenth Century Literature, Foreign Countries, Gender Issues, Higher Education
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Catano, James V. – College English, 1990
Argues that the myth of the self-made man commits a fundamental error by downplaying the importance of social definition and equating masculine growth with an escape from the boundaries of origins (race, class, sex) and institutions. Discusses the myth in terms of its history and writing pedagogies employed in some classrooms. (TB)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Institutional Role, Masculinity, Race