Acculturation: A Third Dimension

Eric J. Lopez, Loretta Salas, Eva Menchaca-López


The following is a theoretical model that assists in conceptualizing a recent phenomenon of Native Mexican Indian families living on the borderlands and attending schools in the United States. The foundation for the model is taken from Matthiason’s (1968) two culture matrix model, with the added dimension of the “z†axis encompassing the third culture.

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