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Biava, Christina – 1995
Much Italian-American culture and writing, beginning with the Italians' migration and settlement in the United States from 1880 to 1920, is forgotten today. Italians traditionally did not value literacy and education. Italian-Americans, for economical reasons that they share with other ethnic and racial minorities as well as cultural…
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Ethnic Bias, Higher Education, Immigrants
Peratta, Ralph – Civil Rights Digest, 1978
White ethnic Americans have not achieved status commensurate with their economic and educational achievements because of bigotry. Bias against these ethnic groups permeates all levels and places in American society. (Author/EB)
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Stereotypes, Immigrants, Italian Americans
La Sorte, Michael A. – 1985
When analyzing the question of ehtnic identity, it is crucial to pay attention to oral history and biographical material: ethnicity is not so much a collective phenomenon as an individual one. For example, much has been written about Italian migration to the United States, but the lives of the ordinary immigrants and the rich detail of their…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Biographies, Ethnic Groups, Ethnicity
Di Pietro, Robert J. – Rassegna Italiana di Linguistica Applicata, 1980
Suggests that ethnic American literature might help promote FL study through themes also recurrent in the target group literature and through English usages reminiscent of target language features. Sees these shared characteristics as a potential aid to learning, usually obscured by the emphasis placed on contrastive aspects. (MES)
Descriptors: Cultural Background, Ethnic Bias, Ethnicity, Italian
McBride, Paul W. – Ethnic Groups, 1981
The insularity of Italian Americans is evident in their relationship with the Catholic church in America. By insisting on remaining Catholic, but only on their own terms, the Italians have won no support either from other Catholics, the church hierarchy, or the Protestants who hoped to convert them to Protestantism. (Author/MJL)
Descriptors: Alienation, Catholics, Church Role, Cultural Isolation
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DeGregoria, Barbara – Community Review, 1987
Draws from interviews with five female Italian-American community college students who were over 30 when they began or resumed their education to assess the special educational and counseling needs of these non-traditional students. Cites lack of family support, restrictive sex-role stereotyping, and negative images of Italian-Americans as…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Counseling, Ethnic Groups, Females
King's Coll., Wilkes-Barre, PA. – 1975
The document consists of 25 papers on various topics in ethnic studies presented at an institute at King's College, Pennsylvania. General topics include two essays on teaching approaches to ethnic studies; a bibliography of relevant reference materials, fiction, poetry, drama, biography, audiovisual materials, research centers, and Pennsylvania…
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Blacks, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Development
Pari, Caroline – 1995
Richard Gambino's "Blood of My Blood" was of help to a writing instructor coming to terms with the role that her Italian ethnicity played in her life and education. Gambino's understanding of the inner tensions experienced by an individual who must negotiate between two cultures has helped the instructor in teaching working-class and…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Cultural Differences, Culture Conflict, Discourse Communities
Lopata, Helena Znaniecka – 1980
Social, economic, and cultural factors that historically have limited the housing choices of southern and eastern European immigrants to the United States and have influenced the development of ethnic neighborhoods in American cities are reviewed in this paper. Difficulties that non English speaking, relatively uneducated immigrants had in…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Ethnic Discrimination, Ethnic Groups, Family Life
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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
Carter, George E., Ed.; And Others – 1978
The conference papers presented in this volume focus on the urban minority experience with regard to race, ethnic issues, and ethnic studies programs. The papers which deal with ethnic studies programs address such topics as American Indian Studies, Eurocentric bias in Western studies of Asia, black student alientation at small liberal arts…
Descriptors: American Indians, Bilingual Education, Black Studies, Blacks