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Filipino Culture Presentation

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Kaila Long

on 14 April 2015

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Population in LAUSD
~ Filipino students make up 31.21% of overall LAUSD Asian population

~ Eagle Rock High School: 21.6%

~ Azusa High School: 1.7%
Experience in American Public Schools
-The U.S. is home to about 1.7 Filipino immigrants

-Fourth largest immigrant group in the U.S. after Mexican , Indian, and Chinese Immigrants

- Home to about 1.4 million native born U.S. citizens who claim to have some Filipino ancestry.

- The first large scale of Filipino immigration began in the twentieth Century.

- Immigrants are documented as early as the 1830's.

- Most early immigrants were trappers and hunters settling on Louisiana.

- Other immigrants were maids, cooks, and field laborers

- The Filipino population grew from 1%-4% from 1960-2011

- 45 % of all immigrants reside in California in large metropolitan areas such as San Francisco and Los Angeles

- Early 1900's - The Philippines was a U.S. Colony

- 1924 Immigration Act: Considered Filipinos to not be immigrants or aliens

- Identity struggle - Often called “half citizens” or “half savages” , uneducated, worthless, and unscrupulous

- White suppression of Filipino men and women - Banned in public places

- Taking jobs, marrying women, and cause of economic downfalls

- Disliked because of their willingness to work for lower wages

- 1934 Tydings-McDuffie Act limited Filipino immigrants to 50 per year

-Filipino’s were reclassified as aliens

- Onset of WWII mindset shif

- Thousands of Filipino's were recruited to serve in the military, especially in the Navy

- Cooks and cleaning cre

- Proved loyalty to U.S. by fighting in the service

- Helped create belonging and respect

- Increase of Filipino-Americans, a turning back to culture is being seen

- Still discriminated against

Immigration and History
Maraming Salamat
• Family-oriented (Family comes first but includes extended family, friends, godparents, and neighbors)
- Strength and stability
• Unity and collectivism, interpersonal relationally
• Hospitable
• High respect for their elders and women
• Concept of Shame, “hiya”
- Honor is important
• Religious, religion is very implemented into family life
- Catholic (83% are Catholic in the Philippines)

• Eldest person is greeted first
- One would lower themselves and place the elder’s hand to their forehead
• Women greet with kiss on the cheek or hug
Throw big parties
• They appreciate the expression of gratitude
The Philippines most spoken native language is Tagalog, however English is also spoken widely

-Adapted swiftly and relatively easily
-Been successful
-5.8% of Filipinos are currently living in California fall below the line of poverty (Espiritu)
-Formed Filipino communities
-Identify as Filipino or Filipino American
-Collectivist (Filipinos) vs Individualistic
-Time oriented vs. Event oriented (Filipinos)
-Group oriented vs. Person oriented (Filipinos)
-Lack of conflict resolution-face saving






- teachers switch classrooms
- classes are taught in English
- K-7 no 8th grade (no middle school)
- graduate at 16
- focus on math, English, Tagalog (simple words)
- primary school paid for
- have exams like SAT as entrance exams to get into schools (college)
Education in the Philippines
Filipino-Americans: A Historical, Cultural, and Educational Perspective
~ ages 9-14 in math, science, & reading below average

~ youth literacy rate between 1990-2004 decreased

~ Urban vs. rural
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