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ERIC Number: EJ877759
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1849
Amy Lum Fern
Rossi, Joe
Educational Perspectives, v40 n2 p11-17 2007
This article presents an interview with Amy Lum Fern, Hawai'i Department of Education teacher from 1933 to 1972. Amy Lum Fern was born in Honolulu in 1909. She received her early education at Central Grammar School and later attended McKinley High School. After graduating from McKinley in 1928, she entered the University of Hawai'i, where she earned her teaching degree in 1933. Fern spent her first two years as a teacher at Waimea High School on Kaua'i. She then taught for eight years at Farrington High School, eight years at Kuhio Elementary School, and twelve years at Dole Intermediate School. She retired from full-time teaching in 1972. Her interests included gardening and volunteer work. Fern won the Frank Gardner Memorial Award in 2001 for her service to Meals on Wheels. She also was active with the O'ahu Retired Teachers Association [ORTA]. In this interview, Fern narrates her life experiences and focuses on her childhood, education, professional career, and the events that shaped her life. Fern also shares her experience during the war years up to her retirement in 1972. (Contains 5 endnotes. This article was edited by Cynthia Oshiro.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii