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ERIC Number: EJ1170212
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1849
The EdD Cohort Experience: Students' Reflection on the Program
Atabay, Kyle; Cravalho, Erika K.; Demirbag, Jocelyn Romero; Ka'ai, Elsa Pua; Kaneshiro, Alyson; Nakasato, Steve
Educational Perspectives, v49 n1 p12-18 2017
Presented as a collection of short essays, the authors of this article reflect on their experience in the University of Hawaii at Manoa EdD program and the questions, "What have you been able to take away from the experience?" and "What are you doing now that the EdD made possible?" The authors entered the program with a wealth of experience in education at all levels in public and independent institutions. They characterize the program as empowering, validating, transformative, and part of a journey of continuous professional development. Connections with other educational professionals, leaders, and change-makers is a hallmark of the EdD program; in these cases, those connections continue to be powerful elements of the authors' lives. During and after the program (2011-2014), most experienced changes in their jobs--some in locus of employment, some in place of residence. All have experienced positive growth, which they attribute to the EdD program; these impacts continue to resonate in their lives and the lives of others. The following reflections are included: (1) Writing as a Reflective Practitioner (Jocelyn Romero Demirbag); (2) The EdD Cohort Experience (Steve Nakasato); (3) Inquiry, Connection, and Change: A Reflection on the Transformative EdD Experience (Alyson Kaneshiro); and (4) The Map to Radical Transformation: Reflecting on the EdD as a Team (Kyle Atabay, Erika K. Cravalho, and Elsa Pua Ka'ai).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Hawaii
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