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ERIC Number: EJ1143600
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1849
Critical "Kapwa": Possibilities of Collective Healing from Colonial Trauma
Desai, Maharaj
Educational Perspectives, v48 n1-2 p34-40 2016
This paper is based on the experiences of the author as a student, educator, and Filipina/o. The author explores the multiple traumas in the community that he grew up in that impacted his experiences as well as those of his family and the connection of those traumas to colonialism. The author also examines the possibilities for healing from those traumas through "kapwa"--the core value of Filipina/o indigenous psychology that emphasizes interrelatedness with one another. Additionally, the author will illustrate how Filipina/o educators can and should foster spaces where Filipina/o students can collectively heal through Critical Kapwa pedagogy--an open pedagogical philosophy that came from his experiences working with Filipina/o youth in San Francisco.
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: High Schools; Secondary Education; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California (San Francisco); Hawaii
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