Alangan Mangyans’ Values That Shape Their Young Generations’ Thinking Skills, Technology Use, and Their Relationship to the Lowlanders: A Mini-Ethnographic Case Study
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- Indigenous peoples, Alangan Mangyan, Adventist education environment, education for poverty eradication, overcoming discrimination
While many parts of the globe benefit from higher education and quick information technology advancement, there are society sectors left behind such as the indigenous peoples [IPs]; this hinders attainment of UN’s Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs]. This mini-ethnographic case study explored the Alangan Mangyans’ values that shape the younger generation’s thinking skills, technology use, and their relationship to the lowlanders. The participants of the study were six Alangan Mangyan students in a faith-based university triangulated by five elders. Data were gathered through interview and immersion observations in the participants’ community in Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro. Interviews and observation field notes were transcribed and thematically analyzed. Results show that Alangan Mangyans’ values that shape their thinking skills include close family ties, ethnocentrism, and non-valuing of formal education. As to how the traditional Alangan Mangyans’ values affect their younger generations’ technological equipment use for learning, they lag behind affecting their thinking skills development and their non-valuing of education caused them to remain poor depriving the younger generation of learning technology. At first, Alangan Mangyan students in the faith-based university experienced inferiority complex but they gradually overcame it and they assimilated into the mainstream culture due to their supportive Adventist environment in which they did not feel discriminated. Therefore, although younger generations of indigenous people might be affected by their traditional values, once they achieve higher education and are immersed into the mainstream culture, they eventually transform. Future research may investigate the extent of government’s programs that support indigenous peoples in the country.
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TY - CONF AU - Eunice M. Aclan AU - Jesse R. Songcayawon AU - Jeruel Ibañez AU - Edmund R. Acquioben AU - Aser Neph A. Torres AU - Jap Tji Beng PY - 2021 DA - 2021/08/08 TI - Alangan Mangyans’ Values That Shape Their Young Generations’ Thinking Skills, Technology Use, and Their Relationship to the Lowlanders: A Mini-Ethnographic Case Study BT - Proceedings of the International Conference on Economics, Business, Social, and Humanities (ICEBSH 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 1494 EP - 1501 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210805.236 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.210805.236 ID - Aclan2021 ER -