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

dc.contributor.author Malate, Agnes R.
dc.contributor.department Education
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-28T19:52:09Z
dc.date.available 2019-05-28T19:52:09Z
dc.date.issued 2018-05
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/62357
dc.title Reflections of Filipino Women College Graduates from ‘Ewa Plantation Town: Family, Community, and Individual Factors that Influenced Their Journey.
dc.type Thesis
dcterms.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.
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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