Impact Of Education On Schooling And Education Essay

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Impact on schooling & education. As Filipino American’s are more likely to speak English, their successful access to and achievement within the U.S. education system is greater than that of Mexican American’s.
Important Traditions
Filipino American traditions. Many Filipino American traditions center on family and Catholicism such as Misa de Gallo (series of nine Christmas mass) and Noche Buena (grand family Christmas Eve dinner after midnight mass). Other traditions and cultural themes include weddings in white, caution about supernatural beings and spells, as well as language and rituals demonstrating respect for elders such as addressing an elderly person in the third person and kissing the hands (Claudio-Perez, 1998). Lastly, is the tradition of hospitality and the notion that the best food and the best everything should be offered to one’s guest, even if it will deprive or hurt the owner of the house is another highly valued custom in the Filipino American culture (Claudio-Perez, 1998).
Mexican American traditions. Mexican Americans observe religious holidays and traditions, many related to Catholicism. Examples of Mexican American religious holidays include: La Noche Buena (the end of Christmas where children are given Christmas presents brought by the three Holy Kings), El Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead or all Souls Day of the Roman Catholic Church), La Virgen de Guadalupe (celebrated with supplications, rosaries and prayers to the Virgin of…

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