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Desai, Maharaj – Educational Perspectives, 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…
Descriptors: Foreign Policy, Trauma, Filipino Americans, Psychology
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Choi, Sheena – Educational Perspectives, 2013
The Kwangju Democratic Uprising, variously referred to as the Kwangju democratization movement, the Kwangju people's uprising, 5.18, and 5.18 Democratic uprising, is considered a pivotal moment in Korean history. Once framed as a communist disturbance by the ruling military regime, the uprising served a central role in Korea's transition from…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Foreign Countries, Political Attitudes, Social Systems
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Ikeda, Jolyn – Educational Perspectives, 2012
In 2001, Dr. Thomas Jackson, or Dr. J as the author and her colleagues affectionately call him, spoke to the faculty at Waikiki Elementary. He described philosophy for children (p4c) Hawai'i and encouraged them to try P4C if something about it "resonated" with them. In the beginning, Dr. J held a p4t (philosophy for teachers)…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Young Children, Philosophy, Inferences
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Kim, Angela – Educational Perspectives, 2012
When the author was first introduced to philosophy for children (p4c) Hawai'i, it made her cringe. She wasn't sure what it was all about, but it reminded her of a miserable past experience of sitting in a circle. Sitting in circles is the sort of activity that she tries to avoid in life. She was told that Dr. Thomas Jackson, aka Dr. J, would guide…
Descriptors: Philosophy, Children, Teaching Methods, Grade 5
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Lukey, Benjamin – Educational Perspectives, 2012
In spite of the many different "flavors" of philosophy for children (p4c) Hawai'i, one undeviating element involves the creation of a community for intellectually safe philosophical inquiry. The first step in this process is usually an activity in which the participants work together to fashion a "community ball". It's a…
Descriptors: Philosophy, Elementary School Students, Kindergarten, Elementary School Teachers
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Matsuoka, Caryn – Educational Perspectives, 2012
As part of the author's doctoral program at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, she conducted a study to determine whether and how former sixth-grade students at Waikiki School were using the thinking processes and strategies they were taught in elementary school when they were in middle school. In order to find this out, she interviewed eight…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Problem Solving, Middle School Students, Thinking Skills
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Yos, Thomas B. – Educational Perspectives, 2012
The author has been working at the same elementary school in Hawai'i for nearly twenty years. Nearly ten years ago, he argued in his doctoral dissertation that philosophy for children and its pedagogy of the community of inquiry is good for kids. His thesis is this: In today's American educational climate, with its laser-sharp focus on…
Descriptors: Philosophy, Caring, Thinking Skills, Accountability
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Ohtani, Chie – Educational Perspectives, 2010
In 2001, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT) released the "Rainbow Plan" as the educational reform plan for the twenty-first century. As part of the plan, MEXT will make English education activities compulsory at Japanese public elementary schools beginning in 2011. The purpose of the Rainbow Plan…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning
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Matsuoka, Ryoji – Educational Perspectives, 2010
On January 17, 2008, the Japanese Central Education Council submitted a newly revised set of official curriculum guidelines to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) in Japan. These guidelines for elementary schools will become effective in the 2011 academic year and include a controversial new policy: the…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Elementary Schools, Second Languages, Student Diversity
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Rynkofs, J. Timothy – Educational Perspectives, 2008
In this article, the author describes a three-month study he conducted in Ellen Hino's classroom during writing workshop. The major purpose of the study was to look at the ways this native-born teacher responds orally to students who share her own bidialectical background. Most of these students are Native Hawaiian and speak a nonprestigious…
Descriptors: Creoles, Nonstandard Dialects, Hawaiians, Cultural Differences
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Tauiliili, Paul – Educational Perspectives, 2006
A paradigm shift is occurring in the approach to teaching in the education system of American Samoa. This shift can be characterized as the movement from a traditional, teacher-centered approach to a constructivist, student-centered approach. One factor that has contributed to this shift arises from the training of teachers through the University…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Program Effectiveness, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Foreign Countries
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Wilson, Asia – Educational Perspectives, 2006
Role-play is one of the most engaging instruments for imagining what is not actually present. Role-play can take a variety of forms: student(s) enacting; teacher(s) enacting; and student(s) and teacher(s) enacting together. In this article, the author examines a number of different ways for teachers to incorporate role-play in their classrooms to…
Descriptors: Role Playing, Middle School Students, Elementary School Students, Imagination
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Brandt, Mary E.; Grace, Donna – Educational Perspectives, 2005
The purpose of this article is to develop, validate, and field test two readiness assessment instruments, "Schools Ready for Children" and "Children Ready for School." The authors first describe the development of the assessment instrument dealing with policies and practices of "ready" schools. The items on this…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Learning Readiness, School Readiness, Program Validation