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Children of Chuuk Lagoon

Author(s) :

 by Mary L. Spencer 

Publisher / Imprint: MARC
Year of Publication: 2015
ISBN-10: 1935198165
ISBN-13: 978-1-935198-03-1
Pages: 184 pages

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Children of Chuuk Lagoon examines the everyday lives of school-aged children in the Chuuk Lagoon island of Romonum in the Federated States of Micronesia. The book documents the natural histories, and home and school experiences of 12 case-study children ranging in age from 6 to 14. Observations presented in the book include the daily activities Romonum children engage in and the types of teaching and learning patterns represented in their home and school settings. The book also assesses the language experiences of the case-study children and the goals of Romonum parents, educators, and community leaders for their children’s futures. Adults also shared their impressions on the outcomes of the U.S. Compact of Free Association in their community.

Product Details
  • Publisher / Imprint: MARC
    • Hardcover: 184 pages
    • Publisher: University of Guam Press/MARC Publications (2015)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 1935198165
    • ISBN-13: 978-1-935198-03-1
Meet the Author(s)

Dr. Mary L. Spencer is Dean Emerita of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Guam. She is also a retired Professor of Psychology and Micronesian Studies at the Richard Flores Taitano Micronesian Area Research Center. She currently resides in Hawaii. Her research interests are primarily focused on the Micronesian region.


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