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ERIC Number: ED543381
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1920
Pages: 420
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
A Survey of Education in Hawaii. Bulletin, 1920, No. 16
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
Every American public-school system has abundant reason for making sharp analyses of the peculiar needs to which it should be ministering; yet, in practice, the kind of training provided by the schools of one section is very similar to that given by the schools of other regions, though it must be apparent that occupations may differ widely. Because of the multitude of opportunities for service there to be found individuals quickly make adjustments, find their own niches, and become relatively satisfied and satisfactory workers in needed vocations. So far, with little difficulty, the mainland has been able to absorb all who have the desire to serve and to put them at the things which they can do best. No so, however, with Hawaii. Set down midway of the Pacific; with six days and 2,100 miles separating her from her nearest neighbor; with a total population no larger than a number of mainland cities, the larger proportion being orientals; with but two industries of magnitude, though with vital connections with the Orient and with America and having a future of wonderful possibilities, obviously Hawaii does not so readily and easily come within the influence of the balancing and adjusting flow of human currents. By force of her situation Hawaii must be largely self-sufficient and self-contained. She can hope for little aid from outside her borders; she can expect to render little assistance to her neighbors in their problems of vocational relationships and of occupational adjustments. Her isolation, then, conditioning all her problems, must be taken account of in every phase of her thinking. It is this that demands that the public-school system of Hawaii, perhaps beyond that of any other American commonwealth, shall give to the question of its proper function a penetrating examination and analysis. This bulletin is divided into the following chapters: (1) An Analysis of the Education Problem in Hawaii; (2) The Organization, Administration, Supervision, and Financing of the Department of Public Instruction of the Hawaiian Islands; (3) The Foreign Language Schools; (4) Teacher Staff of the Public Elementary Schools; (5) Classroom Procedure and the Course of Study of the Elementary Schools; (6) The Public High Schools; (7) The University of Hawaii; and (8) The Private Schools of Hawaii. Three appendixes present: (1) Contents for the Japanese Language School Text-Books; (2) Japanese High School (Hongwanji Buddhist) Text-Books; and (3) The Textbooks for High School Grades (Independent Schools). An index is included. Individual chapters contain footnotes. (Contains 23 illustrations, 17 tables, and 6 graphs.) [This bulletin was produced under the direction of the Commissioner of Education. Best copy available has been provided.]
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii