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Crispino, James A. – 1980
This book is a study of the assimilation process as it applies to Italian Americans. Chapters One and Two provide a contextual framework for the study by discussing the theoretical paradigms that have been advanced to describe ethnic behaviors or the assimilation experience and by reviewing pre-immigration and early immigration experiences of…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Adults, Cultural Background, Demography
Weibust, Patricia Snyder; And Others – 1976
The curriculum guide reviews the historical background and culture of the peoples of Italy and surveys the Italian community of Connecticut from the time of the earliest immigrants through the present day. The material is ungraded and can be used in elementary and secondary classes. The first part describes a kit, that may be ordered separately,…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Background, Cultural Education, Curriculum Guides
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Lassonde, Stephen – New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2001
Examines growing acceptance of the concept of adolescence among Italian immigrants in New Haven, Connecticut before and after World War I. Notes changes in young people's ideas about their obligations to parents as high schools become popular institutional space for adolescence, and modifications of parents' views of education. (DLH)
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescent Behavior, Adolescents, Attitude Change
D'Amico, Anthony J. – 1979
The document presents a history of an Italian immigrant family that settled in Westport, Connecticut, before 1900. The monograph is part of a project to investigate the ethnically varied cultural heritage of the Norwalk-Westport area. Objectives of the history are to record the story of the d'Amico family, shed light on the Westport Italian…
Descriptors: Adult Education, American Culture, Attitude Change, Community Characteristics