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Reflections of Filipino Women College Graduates from ‘Ewa Plantation Town: Family, Community, and Individual Factors that Influenced Their Journey.

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Title:Reflections of Filipino Women College Graduates from ‘Ewa Plantation Town: Family, Community, and Individual Factors that Influenced Their Journey.
Authors:Malate, Agnes R.
Contributors:Education (department)
Date Issued:May 2018
Publisher:University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Abstract:Although Filipinos and Part-Filipinos now make up the second largest ethnic group in Hawai‘i,
they continue to languish in the lower ranks of the socioeconomic hierarchy. Many Filipinos
historically have not found the educational system in the state to work to their collective benefit.
This qualitative study examines the factors that influenced the educational aspirations and
attainment of Filipino women college graduates who grew up in ‘Ewa Plantation Town in the
1970s to 1980s. By bringing to light the factors that were most influential in the participants'
educational journey, this study reveals the cultural wealth that existed in a community that
seemed lacking in resources. Using phenomenology, the study shows the strength of the family
and community and shines light on the transformative influence of the Sodality (a youth
organization) and the sense of belonging and camaraderie that empowered the participants to
aspire and remain steadfast in the face of adversity. The study makes recommendations to
strengthen programs and initiatives that would support Filipino youth in breaking through
barriers to fulfill their educational and life aspirations.
Description:Ph.D. Thesis. University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa 2018.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/62357
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