Ferdman and Gallego’s Model of Latino Identity Development
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Stages, Levels, Phases, and Components of the Theory
Stages, Levels, Phases, and Components of the Theory:
- Important Note: Racial identity is a secondary identity in the Latino culture
- Six Orientation (Belief that identity is a process not staged):
- Latino- Integrated –
- Individuals understands our society in terms of race and identified with the larger Latino community
- Latino-Identified –
- Individuals believe race is fluid and society is a dualistic construction of race.
- Subgroup-Indentified –
- Individuals have strong identification with specific subgroup within the Latino culture, belief that all other subgroups are subordinate
- Latino as other –
- Individuals who hold no stake in a subgroup, often cause by the uncertainty of his or her heritage
- Undifferentiated/denial –
- Individuals claim a color-blind mentality and race is not important
- White Identified –
- Individuals identify as white and the view, values and beliefs as such
- Latino- Integrated –
Application of Theory to Practice
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Annotations of Associated Literature
Annotations listed below are associated with the author’s original work to provided a more in-depth look at the theory.
Ferdman, B. M., & Gallegos, P. I. (2001). Racial identity development and Latinos in the United States. In C. L. Wijeyesinghe & B. W. Jackson III (Eds.), New perspectives on racial identity development: A theoretical and practical anthology (pp. 32-66). New York: New York University Press.
The following Prezi reviews Cross and Fhagen-Smith’s Model of Black Identity Development, Helms’s Model of White Identity Development, Ferdman And Gallegos’s Model of Latino Identity Development, Kim’s Asian American Identity Development Model, and Horse’s Perspective on American Indian Identity Development. The prezi includes critiques, application, and an activity. The prezi also includes a short preview of the movie Crash (2004) which displays many examples of racial identity development, though the prezi does not state them explicitly. The activity includes an extension of the video, which asks students to identify a fictional or a real character who portrays racial identity development. This is useful in providing alternate, tangible understandings of the various theories.
A presentation of the theory and how it can be used and applied to students in higher education settings. Link: https://prezi.com/4tcvcb5qpnb4/ferdman-gallegos-latino-identity-development/
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Patton, Renn, Giudo, and Quaye (2016). Student development in college: Theory research and practice. San Francisco: Jossey- Bass.