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De Fina, Anna – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2012
In this paper I closely examine spontaneous interactions between members of a tri-generation Italian American family. I argue that members show different language preferences and differing attitudes towards the family's multilingual identity but that they all demonstrate a degree of "engagement" with the heritage language. Phenomena that…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Interaction, Second Language Learning, Multilingualism
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Wallace, James M. – History of Education Quarterly, 2005
In this article, the author presents the memoir of Angelo Patri, a very important and well-known educational figure during the first of the last century in his educational career. In 1917 Patri published Schoolmaster of the Great City, which gives readers vivid impressions of his early life in Italy and New York, his family and community, his…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Urban Education, Educational History, Biographies
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Mills, Nicolaus – Society, 1974
Examines the scope and variety of past demands for community-controlled schools in New York, which were especially visible in the actions of three groups: Irish Catholics in the 1840s; Jews in the period surrounding the turn of the century; Italians in the middle 1930s and early 1940s. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Community Control, Educational History, Ethnic Groups, Italian Americans
Casalena, Josephine – 1975
This document, the first volume of the Congress of Italian-American Organizations Handbook, includes in addition to the normal perspective a handbook takes of the organization that it portrays, summaries of many of the statistics that have made CIAO's convictions possible and strong during the 1974 fiscal year. It begins with a review of…
Descriptors: Census Figures, Economically Disadvantaged, Enrollment, Ethnic Groups
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Allen, Ray; Groce, Nancy, Ed. – New York Folklore, 1988
This special journal issue is designed to draw attention to the varied musical traditions of cultural groups living in New York State. Recent research by folklorists and musicologists also is examined. Articles include: (1) "Introduction: Folk and Traditional Music in New York State" (Ray Allen; Nancy Groce); (2) "African-American…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, Anthropology, Black Culture, Chinese Americans
Gray, La Ruth Haskney – 1975
Two influences that are held to produce a lack of academic motivation in mixed minority group children are identified. (1) Minority students frequently come from families that, for a variety of reasons, do not encourage academic excellence; (2) the New Rochelle school program does not compensate for this lack by offering replacement encouragement…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, Adolescents, Black Youth