Skyline College/North San Mateo County Oral History Archives, Skyline College Library
Student project for LSCI 110– Digital Oral Research Project, Skyline College

 Identity and Social Classification: Paolo Fonacier

Click here to read the research essay, “Education and Social Classification”, by Janice Leung

Click on the links below to hear audio segments from an April 2007 interview by Janice Leung with Paolo Fonacier,
who recently moved to the United States and explains more about the class systems in the Philippines.

 

 

Paolo Fonacier

 

Table of Contents:
1. Introduction
2. Identity: Filipino or Filipino American

3. Adjusting

4. Social Classification by location

5. Portrayal of education within social class

 

Introduction
Background Information (504 kb)
Paolo’s talks about his experience in the Philippines and moving to the United States.

 

Family Gathering in Bohol 2006

 

 

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Identity: Filipino American or Filipino
Filipino or Filipino American
(704 kb)
Classifying himself due to where he was raised.

 

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Adjusting
How are things here different than back home?
(1.2 mb)

Comparing differences within two different environments.

 

Beach and Waves of Alcoy, Cebu

 

 

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Social Classification by location
What are the differences when you are seen or classified by social standing here in the States and in the Philippines?
(784 kb)

 

In the future, would you raise your kids in the States or in the Philippines in regards to social classification? (916 kb)

 

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Portrayal of education within social class
How is Education portrayed in different social classes?
(1 MB)
How education is viewed within the middle and high class societies.

 

 

Cebu International School

 

 



 

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Image sources:


Cebu International School: http://www.cis.edu.ph/main.htm

Alcoy: Paolo Fonacier

Paolo’s Family: Paolo Fonacier

Paolo: Paolo Fonacier

 

 

 

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last revised: 5-30-07
by Eric Brenner, Skyline College, San Bruno, CA
These materials may be used for educational purposes if you inform and credit the author and cite the source as: North San Mateo County Oral History Archives, Skyline College Library. All commercial rights are reserved. To contact the coordinator, or send comments or suggestions, email: Eric Brenner at brenner@smccd.net