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Engaged Language Policy and Practices in a Local Marshallese and Chuukese Community in Hawai‘i.

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dc.contributor.author Uchishiba, Gregory M.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-28T19:52:31Z
dc.date.available 2019-05-28T19:52:31Z
dc.date.issued 2018-05
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/62361
dc.title Engaged Language Policy and Practices in a Local Marshallese and Chuukese Community in Hawai‘i.
dc.type Thesis
dc.contributor.department Education
dcterms.abstract Much can be learned from our Marshallese and Chuukese communities, two populations that are impacting Hawai‘i as their migrant populations grow. The purpose for this engaged ethnography was to document and engage in the process of community transformation through the Engaged Language Policy and Practices approach, which included the researcher and two research assistants as active participants. The research assistants used their home languages and cultural expertise to benefit their respective communities. This project created a community center model that others could emulate in their efforts to empower their communities with spaces that meet their language ideological needs, specifically where they could make their own collective decisions, based on their own language and cultural beliefs and values. Through the creation of community steering committees, the community’s capacity for autonomy was supported by emphasizing relationship building and collective leadership. The Chuukese community, after going through weekly language ideological discussions, decided to create their own language and cultural school through creating community partnerships. The Marshallese community decided to continue to maintain their language and culture through their church structure and weekly activities. This study contributes a community center model that can be replicated. Furthermore, it provides insight into using research assistants from the home communities to conduct research, and a process to empower marginalized communities to critically look at language ideologies and practices.
dcterms.description Ph.D. Thesis. University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa 2018.
dcterms.language eng
dcterms.publisher University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
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