NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
ERIC Number: EJ1088335
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1849
From School-Culture-to-Family-Culture: Reflections on Four Generations of a Deweyan Education in Hawai'i
Makaiau, Amber Strong
Educational Perspectives, v47 n1-2 p44-49 2015
In 1918, the author's great great aunt, Sophie Judd Cooke founded a small progressive school in Honolulu. Her brother Henry named it Hanahau'oli School, which means joyful work school. In this essay the author's mother, Linda Summers Strong and the author reflect on the impact of Hanahau'oli School's Deweyan approach to education on the development of the family's culture. The author and her mother start with memories of the author's grandmother, Catherine "Cappy" Cooke Summers, who attended Hanahau'oli School in the 1920s. Then they recount their own experiences at the school, which were remembered over a series of dialogues and inquiries that they engaged in with one another over the past couple of months. Finally, they share observations of the author's daughter, Catherine "Cappy" Kala'iopua Makaiau, who is currently attending Hanahau'oli School as a junior kindergartner. At the end of the essay, the author and her mom comment on the special role that women played in progressive era education reforms, including the ways in which the women in their family have integrated a Deweyan approach to teaching and learning into their family culture. [This essay was written with Linda Summers Strong.]
College of Education, University of Hawaii at Manoa. Wist Annex 2 Room 131, 1776 University Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96822. Tel: 808-956-8002; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A