Date of Award
Doctor of Education (Ded)
Dr. Laura Schulte
Dr. Gary Hartzell
Dr Larry Dlugosh
Dr. Peter Suzuki
This dissertation examined the difficulties in assimilation faced by immigrant students in our nation's public schools. One paradigm through which these difficulties might be viewed is the phenomenon of cognitive dissonance. Cognitive dissonance was defined as the psychological discomfort aroused by dissonant cognitions experienced by an individual. A review of the literature substantiated the fact that immigrant students are bombarded by dissonant cognitions every day in American schools as they adapt to their new lives here. Some resolve the psychological stress caused by these dissonant cognitions better than others.
Garcia, Michelle Jeannette, "Assimilation concerns of immigrant high school students to the United States" (2001). Student Work. 3402.
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A Dissertation Presented to the Faculty of The Graduate College at the University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of Requirements For the Degree of Doctor of Education. Copyright 2001 Michelle Garcia.