AbstractsEducation Research & Administration

The Maintenance of Social Memory in the USVI

by Christine Hansen

Institution: Roskilde University
Year: 2016
Keywords: USVI; Social Memory; Education
Posted: 02/05/2017
Record ID: 2106048
Full text PDF: http://rudar.ruc.dk/handle/1800/27758


This report is an inquiry into the maintenance of social memory within the public education system in the US Virgin Islands (USVI). Specifically, this study seeks to inquire into the perceptions of public school teachers regarding the challenges presented to preserving local historical and cultural awareness, and well as the educational methods applied in doing so. The study applies oral history and social memory as theoretical framework. Narrative-based qualitative inquiry into the perceptions of five individuals employed in the USVI public educational institution is carried out, and analysis of the data is conducted through the employment of Systematic Text Condensation. Advisors/Committee Members: Zoppi, Marco (advisor).