This award recognizes individuals or groups who develop and enhance another's intellectual and technical skills, acculturating
them to the professional nursing community, and modeling a way of life and professional achievement.
Mexicans are acculturating
," says Camargo, "meaning they seek to acquire American-valued skills such as English and computer proficiency in order to succeed in society, while preserving their core culture values such as emphasis on family and heritage.
Not all of the students felt they were acculturating
or wanting to do so.
In the United States, Hispanic teenage pregnancy prevention programs are almost by definition invested in acculturating
their clients to the values of individual economic self-sufficiency and gender equality.
Two competing paradigms are developed, which outline the acculturation process and resulting consumption patterns: (1) acculturating
individuals who use mass media as a source to internalize societal values will consume more personal products and, contrarily, (2) acculturating
individuals "stripped" from their home environment and personal possessions will seek other, nonmaterial, sources of self-identity and societal integration.
Cafe sociability provided the acculturating
arena that contributed to periodic moments of revolutionary activity despite little formal organization.