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The SocioĖCultural Life of the Ifugao of Chaja, Mayoyao, Ifugao, Philippines:Itís Educational Implication

Author Affiliations

  • 1Philippine Normal University, Isabela Campus Alicia, Isabela, PHILIPPINES

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 3, Issue (2), Pages 44-50, February,14 (2014)

Abstract

The study endeavored to find out the socio-cultural beliefs and practices of the Ifugao of Chaja particularly along courtship, marriage, pregnancy, child-birth, infant care and child-rearing, adolescence, adulthood/old age, and death and burial. It also looked into the characteristics of this group of people in terms of age, sex, civil status, occupation, place of origin, religion, educational attainment and number of children and to find out the implications of their beliefs and practices to education. The descriptive study method was employed to achieve the purpose of this study. Tape recorder, still and video camera were used to document the respondentsí socio-cultural practices. Structured and unstructured interview and participant observation were conducted to confirm and validate the data gathered. Documentary analysis was employed to draw vital information on the origin of the Ifugao and the community where they live. Among the Ifugao, there are peculiar rituals, beliefs and practices on the variables investigated that are consistently observed in the different stages of their life despite the advent of science and technology and the influence of certain culture and religion.

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