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Matsu, Kelsey – Educational Perspectives, 2020
This paper examines a collective storytelling practice at Kanu o ka 'Aina Public Charter School (KANU) as a foundation for belonging and community building. In this article, the author focuses on piko, a daily morning gathering of protocol and chants exercised by all staff and students at KANU Public Charter School. The author examines this…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Story Telling, Sense of Community, Hawaiians
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Zorec, Klavdija – Educational Perspectives, 2020
In this paper, the author reflects on experiences with being an outsider researcher during their dissertation in which they worked with six undergraduate Native Hawaiian mentees and their six faculty mentors. Four mentor participants self-identified as Hawaiian themselves, whereas two mentors were non-Hawaiians. In this qualitative study, the…
Descriptors: Hawaiians, Mentors, Undergraduate Students, College Faculty
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McCarthy, Minako – Educational Perspectives, 2020
Japanese-national students benefit from extensive internationalization programs; however, foreign-national students may not always share equitable access to similar educational programs as Japanese students. While Japanese students take advantage of gaining their English proficiency from the current Japanese educational reform, foreign-national…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Second Language Instruction, Japanese
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Thompson, London – Educational Perspectives, 2020
"The Recruit," told through the lens of Critical Race Theory (CRT), harnesses counter-storytelling to paint a cogent picture of how programs supposedly meant to address issues of social justice, in and of themselves, become new and more insidious versions of their predecessors. CRT posits that racism is inextricably embedded into the…
Descriptors: College Admission, Critical Theory, Race, Racial Bias
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Jensen, J. Umiokalani – Educational Perspectives, 2020
The purpose of this paper is to critically explore factors affecting Native Hawaiian college-going to reconceptualize and improve early college programs serving Native Hawaiians. Survey and focus group data from an internal evaluation of early college summer programs at the University of Hawai'i--West O'ahu (UHWO) provide insight into Native…
Descriptors: Hawaiians, College Attendance, College Preparation, College Readiness
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Thao, Ger – Educational Perspectives, 2020
The Hmong people are an ethnic group from Southeast Asia. Hmong Americans came to this country as refugees from Laos. Serving as the fabric of the Hmong community, the "1.5 generation" is the unique generation of those born in Laos or Thai refugee camps and transported to America in their childhood. They represent the link between their…
Descriptors: Hmong People, Sino Tibetan Languages, Asian Americans, Refugees