'Doing It For The Family': Educational Experiences of First-Generation Female Filipino Teens in Public Schools in Montreal

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Title
'Doing It For The Family': Educational Experiences of First-Generation Female Filipino Teens in Public Schools in Montreal
Abstract
The author describes the educational experiences of five female Filipino students in public schools in Montreal. Her goal is to understand why some female Filipino teens leave school prematurely, while others manage to persevere in their studies. She conducted open-ended interviews in English and Tagalog to examine the reasons and personal motives underlying their school disengagement. The participants described their difficulties in adjusting to the Quebec educational system and how their peers have influenced them to quit school. They also discussed how economic stress can push teens from the Philippines to abandon their studies for work. The author's results suggest the importance of positive family relationships and caring educators in keeping female Filipino students in school.
Type
Master's Thesis
University
McGill University
Place
Montreal
Date
2010
Language
en
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Citation
Pineda, Stephanie June. “‘Doing It For The Family’: Educational Experiences of First-Generation Female Filipino Teens in Public Schools in Montreal.” Master’s Thesis, McGill University, 2010. http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/thesescanada/vol2/002/MR68380.PDF.
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