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Halagao, Patricia Espiritu – Educational Perspectives, 2016
As a multicultural teacher educator, the author is always interested in teachers' perceptions of who their students are and where they come from. The purpose of this study is to examine the academic experiences of one of the largest ethnic groups in Hawai'i's public school system: Filipinos. Filipinos have long been an under-examined group in…
Descriptors: Filipino Americans, Achievement Gap, Elementary Secondary Education, Academic Achievement
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Educational Perspectives, 2015
In the summer of 1899, [John] Dewey gave two series of talks at Honolulu High School on Tuesday and Friday evenings from 8:00 to 10:00. The first set of five lectures was entitled "The Life of the Child;" the second set, "Movements in Nineteenth Century Thought." The first talk of the lecture series was delivered on the evening…
Descriptors: Lecture Method, Child Development, Imagination, Early Experience
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Skouge, James R.; Rao, Kavita – Educational Perspectives, 2009
Stories are important resources in the repertoire of the teacher. Storytelling is a powerful way in which to communicate experiences and to explore ideas. Using stories, the teacher takes her students on journeys of discovery that introduce them to new vistas of lived experience. In this article, the authors describe how they have used…
Descriptors: Special Education, Teaching Methods, Story Telling, Personal Narratives
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Kumano, Ruriko – Educational Perspectives, 2007
During the US Occupation of Japan (1945-1952), a victorious America attempted to reform Japanese education by replacing Japan's tradition system of values with one that promoted American democratic values. The United States had considered the source of Japan's militarism to lie in the selfless loyalty and love of country that many older Japanese…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Democratic Values, Cultural Education
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Rossi, Joe – Educational Perspectives, 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…
Descriptors: Volunteers, Interviews, Teachers, Certification
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Rossi, Joe – Educational Perspectives, 2007
This article presents an interview with Marion Frances Kaleleonalani McGregor Lee Loy who served as a teacher in the Hawai'i Department of Education from 1935 to 1974. Marion McGregor Lee Loy was born in 1911 in Honolulu. She attended Central Grammar and Lincoln Grammar schools before entering Kamehameha School for Girls in the ninth grade. Lee…
Descriptors: Teacher Certification, Teacher Attitudes, Teachers, Interviews
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Nishimoto, Warren – Educational Perspectives, 2007
R. Burl Yarberry was born in 1920 in Pueblo, Colorado. He attended public schools in Pueblo and graduated from high school in 1938. After a year attending the Colorado School of Mines, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and served in the Pacific during World War II. Following his discharge, he earned a BA in English from Western State College of…
Descriptors: English Literature, Vocational Schools, Tenure, War
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Gurr, Donna – Educational Perspectives, 2006
In this article, the author proposes to describe some of the developments that have taken place in public education in American Samoa in the past few years. This has really been a period of rapid change and although many challenges remain, there has been considerable progress on several fronts. One of the fundamental organizational reforms that…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Leadership, Public Education, Organizational Change
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Grace, Donna J. – Educational Perspectives, 2005
Literacy has traditionally been associated with the printed word. But today, print literacy is not enough. Children and youth need to learn to "read" and interpret visual images as well. Film, television, videos, DVDs, computer games, and the Internet all hold a prominent and pervasive place in one's culture. Its presence in people's lives is only…
Descriptors: Critical Viewing, Media Literacy, Student Developed Materials, Video Technology
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Angel, Angela – Educational Perspectives, 2005
'Olelo Community Television has served the O'ahu community for over 16 years. It offers community members training in television production, and it provides access to Oceanic Cable channels 52 through 56--the five cable channels that 'Olelo currently manages. 'Olelo is a non-profit, public, educational and government (PEG) access organization that…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Media Literacy, Educational Opportunities, Educational Television
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Olague, Robert – Educational Perspectives, 2005
This article discusses the Hawai'i Student Film Festival (HSFF) which is more than an annual festival. It also facilitates nine, year-round, student outreach programs that are available to more than 400 public and private schools statewide. Through these programs, HSFF offers a wide array of film and video opportunities and experiences for…
Descriptors: Field Trips, Story Telling, Outreach Programs, Programming (Broadcast)
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Burniske, R. W. – Educational Perspectives, 2005
If educators listen carefully to the voices from the classroom, they discover the importance of teaching students how to "look through" the lens of information and communications technology while simultaneously "looking at" technology in a critical fashion. By making time for this deliberate oscillation educators enable…
Descriptors: Journalism Education, Media Literacy, Mass Media, Teaching Methods
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Kajioka, Vicki; Shiroma, Donna; Tisdell, Debi; Kanemori, Lena; Tsuda, Jean – Educational Perspectives, 2002
The E-School Technology Innovation Challenge Grant of 1996 was the genesis of the Department of Education's (DOE's) efforts to initiate a multi-prong approach to bring standards-based curriculum to the children of Hawai'i and use technology to upgrade professional development for its teachers. In this article, the authors describe how various…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Online Courses, Information Technology, Telecommunications
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Speitel, Thomas – Educational Perspectives, 2003
Online communities are meeting places for learners on the Internet designed to facilitate interaction and collaboration among people who share common interests and needs. Most participants are drawn by an opportunity to share a sense of community with like-minded strangers, regardless of were they live. School communities can be distinguished by…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Communities of Practice, Network Analysis, Social Networks
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Zambon, Michael J. – Educational Perspectives, 2004
In this article, the author shares with the reader some of the insights he has gained through his experience of using photographs as a research tool during a year-long investigation of cultural events at three universities and schools in the Midwest of the United States. The article is divided into two alternating sections: the ones in plain text…
Descriptors: Research Tools, Qualitative Research, Researchers, Photography