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Going Home: The Relevance Of Philippine Folktale To Early Childhood Education, Eleanor A. Rivera May 1996

Going Home: The Relevance Of Philippine Folktale To Early Childhood Education, Eleanor A. Rivera

Graduate Student Independent Studies

This study focuses on the value of introducing Philippine folktales to children of Filipino heritage. The primary objective in this project is to demonstrate how Philippine folktales can serve as a potent vehicle for taking American-born Filipino children home, that is teaching them about their roots and celebrating their cultural identity. I believe that by recognizing their Filipino heritage the children gain a fuller appreciation of and pride in their uniqueness as well as the interest and ability to share aspects of their culture with other children. It is my hope that consideration of their own cultural identity will help ...