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ERIC Number: EJ1143598
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 14
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1849
Exposing K-12 Filipino Achievement Gaps and Opportunities in Hawaii Public Schools
Halagao, Patricia Espiritu
Educational Perspectives, v48 n1-2 p6-19 2016
As a multicultural teacher educator, the author is always interested in teachers' perceptions of who their students are and where they come from. The purpose of this study is to examine the academic experiences of one of the largest ethnic groups in Hawai'i's public school system: Filipinos. Filipinos have long been an under-examined group in Hawaii's educational research. This case study exposed the academic achievement and opportunity gaps of Filipino Americans in Hawai'i. It presents the first large scale and current examination of HIDOE data focused on making Filipinos central and visible to the discussion of academic achievement. It provides a baseline to understand the trends and status of K-12 Filipino education. It also examines student demographics intersected with variables such as ethnicity, class, gender, and language. Data was analyzed to identify target areas of challenges and strengths in order to improve instruction for Filipino student achievement. The research study concludes with recommendations for curricular and system reform.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A