ERIC Number: EJ1055929
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
Standing Behind and Listening to Native Hawaiian Students in the Transition Process
Yamamoto, Kathryn K.; Black, Rhonda S.
Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, v38 n1 p50-60 May 2015
The purpose of this qualitative multiple case study was to describe how culture, disability, and prospective first-generation college student status influenced the transition decisions of five native Hawaiian students with specific learning disabilities who attended a Hawaiian-focused charter school. Students had strong ties to their history and culture which influenced all facets of their lives including their decisions about the future. Accessing postsecondary education (PSE) was viewed as a means to employment that would enable them to support their family members. The lack of economic, social, and cultural capital may present a larger barrier to accessing PSE than disability. Implications for personnel who are tasked with developing and maintaining culturally appropriate curricula and programs for students are discussed.
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, First Generation College Students, Learning Disabilities, Student Educational Objectives, Cultural Influences, Background, Semi Structured Interviews, Observation, Content Analysis, Career Development, Participant Characteristics, Student Adjustment, Charter Schools, Culturally Relevant Education, Academic Aspiration, Occupational Aspiration, Influences, Achievement Need, Student Attitudes, Secondary School Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii