caring, respect, Western Samoa
The expansion of western culture throughout the world unavoidably alters and re-shapes the perspective of the peoples engulfed by the "West." The western "universalist" culture engenders a premium on values such as "democracy, individualism, and a high standard of living based on material productivity" (Von Laue, 1987, p. 267; Philips, 1992, p. 80). The encroachment of the western colonial era in the pacific areas of Samoa, Tonga, and the Cook Islands began around 1722 and continues in many forms to the present.
Original Publication Citation
Tavana, G.V., Hite, S.J., & Randall, E.V. (1997). Cultural values and education in Western Samoa: Tensions between colonial influences and contemporary indigenous needs. International Journal of Educational Reform, 6(1), 11-19. https://rowman.com/Page/IJER
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Hite, Steven J.; Randall, E. Vance; and Tavana, Gaugau Va'afuti, "Cultural Values and Education in Western Samoa: Tensions Between Colonial Roots and influences and Contemporary Indigenous Needs" (1997). All Faculty Publications. 1142.
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