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WHO AM I? WHERE
IDENTITIES, LANGUAGES
AND CULTURES COLLIDE
MANU FAAEA-SEMEATU
ON GLOBALEDTALK.COM
I'm a Samoan educator, born in New
Zealand, often known in professional
circles as a person of Pasifika/Pacific
Islander t...
WHERE IS SAMOA?
1. Samoa mao'i - "Samoa mo Samoa"
2. Fluent gagana Samoa, no fa'aSamoa
3. Fluent Fa'aSamoa , no gagana Samoa
4. Some gagan...
THE BEAUTY OF SAMOA
5. Some Fa'aSamoa, no gagana Samoa
6. Brought up in the Fa'aSamoa, chooses not to
engage in Fa'aSamoa or speak gagana Samo...
1. Diaspora Samoan vs. Samoan born Samoan
2. Second language learner (gagana Samoa is
the mother tongue)
3. Academic langu...
WHERE IS NEW ZEALAND?
6. Formal school learning environment (does it
allow for gagana Samoa and Fa'aSamoa?)
7. Family environment (is gagana Sam...
Where we fit in the identity continuum and whatever
factors contribute to the various points in the identity
continuum - i...
You can read more about Manu Faaea-
Semeatu's thoughts in her blog:
http://manuscr1pt.blogspot.co.nz/
Check out the other ...
WHO AM I? WHERE
IDENTITIES, LANGUAGES
AND CULTURES COLLIDE
MANU FAAEA-SEMEATU
ON GLOBALEDTALK.COM
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WHO AM I?  Where identities, languages and cultures collide - Manu Faaea-Semeatu

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Manu Faaea-Semeatu on on www.globaledtalk.com Talofa lava, in Samoa I'm a Kiwi, in NZ I'm a Samoan, in professional circles I'm Pasifika, in personal circles I'm me and to my family I am Hope personified.
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WHO AM I?  Where identities, languages and cultures collide - Manu Faaea-Semeatu

  1. 1. WHO AM I? WHERE IDENTITIES, LANGUAGES AND CULTURES COLLIDE MANU FAAEA-SEMEATU ON GLOBALEDTALK.COM
  2. 2. I'm a Samoan educator, born in New Zealand, often known in professional circles as a person of Pasifika/Pacific Islander to the rest of the world, the South Pacific to be precise, isn't there a musical with the same name? WHO AM I? WHERE IDENTITIES, LANGUAGES AND CULTURES COLLIDE
  3. 3. WHERE IS SAMOA?
  4. 4. 1. Samoa mao'i - "Samoa mo Samoa" 2. Fluent gagana Samoa, no fa'aSamoa 3. Fluent Fa'aSamoa , no gagana Samoa 4. Some gagana Samoa, no Fa'aSamoa IDENTITY CONTINUUM OF SAMOANS (MULTIPLE IDENTITIES OF SAMOANS)
  5. 5. THE BEAUTY OF SAMOA
  6. 6. 5. Some Fa'aSamoa, no gagana Samoa 6. Brought up in the Fa'aSamoa, chooses not to engage in Fa'aSamoa or speak gagana Samoa 7. Not brought up in the Fa'aSamoa but chooses to engage in Fa'aSamoa and gagana Samoa 8. No gagana Samoa, no Fa'aSamoa IDENTITY CONTINUUM OF SAMOANS (MULTIPLE IDENTITIES OF SAMOANS)
  7. 7. 1. Diaspora Samoan vs. Samoan born Samoan 2. Second language learner (gagana Samoa is the mother tongue) 3. Academic language learner (gagana Samoa is studied at tertiary level) 4. Passive vs. Active (understanding gagana Samoa rather than speaking it) 5. Relationship between gagana Samoa and Fa'aSamoa, practises gagana Samoa CONTRIBUTING FACTORS TO THE IDENTITY CONTINUUM OF SAMOANS (MULTIPLE IDENTITIES OF SAMOANS):
  8. 8. WHERE IS NEW ZEALAND?
  9. 9. 6. Formal school learning environment (does it allow for gagana Samoa and Fa'aSamoa?) 7. Family environment (is gagana Samoa or Fa'aSamoa practised as family values?) 8. Palagi showing cultural competence - Palagi developing fluent gagana Samoa and now teaching it 9. New milliennium Samoan 10. Ethnicity vs. Identity CONTRIBUTING FACTORS TO THE IDENTITY CONTINUUM OF SAMOANS (MULTIPLE IDENTITIES OF SAMOANS):
  10. 10. Where we fit in the identity continuum and whatever factors contribute to the various points in the identity continuum - is important for educators of Pacific Island/Pasifika learners to understand. You must first reach in order to teach. The concept of the identity continuum can be applied to any ethnic group(s). How will you get to know learners like these in your own classrooms? How will you make sense of when identities, cultures and languages collide? WHERE WE FIT
  11. 11. You can read more about Manu Faaea- Semeatu's thoughts in her blog: http://manuscr1pt.blogspot.co.nz/ Check out the other posts from educators and those that care about education on www.globaledtalk.com Educator? Blogger about Education? Contact us contributors@globaledtalk.com WHERE WE FIT
  12. 12. WHO AM I? WHERE IDENTITIES, LANGUAGES AND CULTURES COLLIDE MANU FAAEA-SEMEATU ON GLOBALEDTALK.COM

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