ERIC Number: ED178637
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Guam Dilemma: The Need for a Pacific Island Educational Perspective.
Aguon, Katherine B.
This paper analyzes the cultural and social changes which have occurred in Guam since World War II and discusses their implications for education. The massive increase in the number of American troops, the expansion of military installations, the importation of alien labor, the emphasis on a stateside style of education, and the development of a multi-ethnic population are all seen as having had a negative impact on the cultural identity of the island's inhabitants. The author concludes that even the current trend toward cultural pluralism in Guam's educational system is an American philosophy and not applicable to Guam's unique social situation. (EB)
Descriptors: Chamorro, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Culture Conflict, Educational History, Educational Policy, Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnicity, Foreign Policy, Immigrants, Multicultural Education, Non Western Civilization, Opinions, Social Change, Social Differences, Social Environment
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the National Association for Asian American and Pacific Education Conference (San Francisco, California, April 25-27, 1979)