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Soetoro-Ng, Maya – Educational Perspectives, 2013
Building a personal identity is a lifelong, thoughtful process that takes into account not only one's race and ethnicity, but also life experiences, relationships, and communities. The process of exploring and evolving one's identity deserves a place in the classroom. Educators can play a key role in supporting their students' in this process by…
Descriptors: Personality Development, Identification (Psychology), Educational Strategies, Classroom Techniques
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Rowe, Sharon – Educational Perspectives, 2013
In this paper I look at a set of teaching techniques and practices that I experienced as a student of traditional hula over the past twenty years. I explain the practices of ho'ike (testing by showing what one knows), 'aiha'a (getting grounded), pa'a ka waha/ ho'olohe (hold the mouth/ listen), and learning without palapala (paper) as I have…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Practices, Learning Processes, Teaching Experience
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Nakayama, Natsue; Takagi, Akiko; Imamura, Hiromi – Educational Perspectives, 2010
In October 2007, three education bills, including the Revised Teacher's License Law were approved by the Central Education Council in February and submitted to the Diet. The purpose of the Revised Teacher's License Law was "to ensure teachers systematically acquire up-to-date knowledge and skills to maintain the professional competencies…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Certification, Secondary School Teachers, English Teachers
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Hunkin-Finau, Salusalumalo S. – Educational Perspectives, 2006
In spite of the changes that 100 years of Americanization have produced, the American Samoa people overwhelmingly identify themselves with their culture. They are proud to be Samoan; they are committed to the "fa'a-Samoa" or the Samoan way of life. The desire to balance American ways with the unique values that make up the Samoan sense…
Descriptors: Samoan Americans, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Indigenous Knowledge
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Sumida, Anna Y. – Educational Perspectives, 2005
In this article, the author proposes to offer a glimpse into the practical challenges of teaching literacy in a public school setting where students enter classrooms at various stages of reading readiness. The author begins with the case of Kahea, a kindergarten student reading at an emergent literacy level, as an illustration of some of the…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Reading Readiness, Federal Legislation, Hawaiians
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Graves, Michael F.; Duin, Ann H. – Educational Perspectives, 1985
Elaborates on the conjecture that the words used in speech and writing have a powerful effect on perceptions of what is said and written. Reviews three distinct goals of instruction that are designed to promote students' expressive vocabularies. Suggests approaches for promoting students' active use of words. (ML)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Improvement, Language Arts, Language Skills