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Vecoli, Rudolph J. – Ethnicity, 1978
The events of the 1960's served as a catalyst in bringing about the resurgence of "white ethnic groups." The dynamics of an increasing ethnic consciousness and militancy among Italian Americans are, however, found in the cultural and demographic changes currently taking place within the ethnic group. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Cultural Influences, Demography, Ethnic Status
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Garcia, Jesus – Social Studies, 1986
Reports the results of a longitudinal textbook study designed to assess the level of treatment given Irish, Italian, Jewish, and Polish Americans in selected United States history textbooks. Results show that coverage briefly increased in the "multicultural period" (from 1977 to 1978) but has significantly decreased in recent years. (JDH)
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Studies, High Schools, Italian Americans
Glazer, Nathan – J Negro Educ, 1969
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cultural Differences, Cultural Influences, Ethnic Groups
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
Johnson, Colleen L. – 1976
This research project on the Italian-American family examines the differential role of the mother and father in the transmission of ethnic identity to the children. Ethnicity is conceptualized here, in part, as a system of rules or norms which define acceptable behavior and which distinguishes one's own kind from others. One of the most prominent…
Descriptors: Biculturalism, Child Rearing, Cultural Influences, Ethnic Groups
Danesino, Angelo; Layman, William A. – J Psychol, 1969
Descriptors: Achievement, College Students, Cross Cultural Training, Ethnic Origins
Driggs, Gerald E. – 1975
This study was undertaken to determine the ethnic and racial composition of corporations in Detroit, Michigan. The extent to which members of the Polish, Italian, Black, and Latino communities have penetrated the centers of power and influence in Detroit-based corporations was investigated. These groups comprise 33.8% of the Metropolitan Detroit…
Descriptors: Blacks, Business, Community Involvement, Ethnic Groups
Schenker, Joseph H.; And Others – 1979
This is the report of the evaluation of a Title VII bilingual bicultural program with both Spanish/English and Italian/English components. The program, which operated in three public and one private school in District 15, Brooklyn, New York, was designed to provide reading instruction in English and the student's native language, mathematics and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bilingual Education, Federal Programs, Italian
Ciampa, Bartholomew J. – 1974
Many credible sources refer to the various immigrant groups in a derogatory manner. Negative citations can be categorized in numerous ways. They might arise as a result of the geographic origin of the ethnic group; attraction to a particular occupation class; peculiarity of custom; religious or political affiliation; rate of delinquency, crime, or…
Descriptors: Attitudes, Cultural Images, Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Stereotypes
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Aversa, Alfred, Jr. – Journal of Ethnic Studies, 1978
After a review of how Blacks went about constructing a new self-identity, an analysis of the Italian-American case reveals three motifs to be introduced as a potential frame of reference for identity building: the grandeur of Renaissance Italy; pastoralism; and the immigrant experience (family and work). (Author/EB)
Descriptors: Blacks, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness, Ethnic Groups
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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
Shipler, David K – Harper's Magazine, 1972
Discusses the problems and perspectives of the white minority in America's first black city. (DM)
Descriptors: Blacks, Culture Conflict, Italian Americans, Political Power
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
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Romer, Nancy; Cherry, Debra – Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, 1980
Differences in sex role concepts of 360 Black, Italian, and Jewish children (ages 10 through 17) from middle and working class families were examined through a modified version of the Sex Role Questionnaire, yielding descriptions of the self and the male and female stereotypes on both competence and expressive dimensions. (Author/GC)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Black Youth, Children, Italian Americans
Gilbert, Janet; Hotchkiss, Jacob – 1979
This guide provides material for introducing ethnic studies in the early elementary school curriculum. The publication can be appropriately used at more than a single grade level. The first section, a manual for pupils, examines the everyday lives of two cousins in two Sicilian communities. The experiences of a third cousin, living in an ethnic…
Descriptors: Cultural Background, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Instructional Materials
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