ERIC Number: EJ915020
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
Micronesian Voices: Culture and School Conflict
Ratliffe, Katherine T.
Race, Ethnicity and Education, v14 n2 p233-252 Mar 2011
Due to political agreements between Micronesian nations and the US government, greater numbers of people are migrating from these "small islands" in the western Pacific to the United States. I interviewed 26 Micronesian adults to explore their childhood experiences in island schools and their perceptions about education for immigrant families and children. I also explored issues related to cultural conflict in American schools, and identified strategies to support children and families migrating from Micronesia. Greater understanding of the sociocultural context of Micronesians may help school-related personnel to better assist the growing number of children and families migrating from these Pacific Islands to successfully navigate American schools.
Descriptors: Conflict, Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Student Diversity, Cultural Differences, Culture Conflict, Student Needs, Social Influences, Cultural Influences, Pacific Islanders, Parent Participation, Family School Relationship, Immigration, World History, United States History, Interviews, Focus Groups, Adults, Urban Areas, Rural Areas
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Hawaii; United States