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Unformatted text preview: 11/11/10 Ethnic Identity A bilingual Childhood Richard Rodriguez o Where would you classify Rodriguez? o Before visit from the nuns? Separated o Shortly after the visited nuns? Marginalized assimilated o When he wrote about his experiences? Bicultural- Consequences for identity formation: o Maintaining native language is a source of connection to others who speak the same language(s) o Maintaining native language in a context where others speak majority language can result in ridicule, discrimination- Specific to ethnic identity? o Language that you use in one context may shape your identity (school, relationship, family identity) o Needs to be looked at in a broader context Another model of Ethnic Identity- Sellers multidimensional model of racial identity (MMRI)- Developed w/ African American adolescents- Dimensions 1: Centrality o How important race is in defining individuals identity can be assessed w/ questionnaires o I think a lot about my ethnic group and how it effects me o When I pick people to hangout with I think about my ethnic group o When ethnicity is high on centrality...
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2012 for the course ED PSYCH 321 taught by Professor Amybellmore during the Fall '10 term at Wisconsin.

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