ERIC Number: ED144368
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Migrant Adaptation - A Cross-Cultural Problem. A Review of Research on Migration, Minority Groups and Cultural Differences, with Special Regard to Children. Educational and Psychological Interactions, No. 59.
Ekstrand, L. H.
Research pertinent to the adaptation of immigrant children is reviewed in a cross-cultural perspective. The report focuses on research that has yielded empirical data, although a number of other papers of basic importance have been included in the review. The first chapter discusses definitions and implications of various types of cross-cultural research. The following headings indicate the contents of the five chapters, constituting the main part of the report: the adjustment process; intellectual functioning in a cross-cultural perspective; cultural influence on perception; bilingualism; and personality, emotion and mental health. A section with general conclusions and educational implications concludes each chapter. (Author)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Adjustment (to Environment), Bilingualism, Child Development, Child Language, Cognitive Processes, Concept Formation, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences, Culture Conflict, Educational Research, Emotional Adjustment, Ethnic Groups, Language Acquisition, Literature Reviews, Migrant Children, Migrant Education, Minority Groups, Perception, Personality Development, Second Language Learning, Sociocultural Patterns
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: School of Education, Malmo (Sweden). Dept. of Educational and Psychological Research.