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Lock, Theresa F. – Educational Perspectives, 2017
The author has been working for over four decades in the field of early childhood education (ECE). She is currently entering her fifth year as an early childhood teacher educator with the University of Hawai'i at Manoa (UHM) College of Education. In her role, the author is teaching future professionals in a dual degree program with a preschool…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Early Childhood Education, Doctoral Programs, Doctoral Degrees
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Kiili, Rebecca Kapolei – Educational Perspectives, 2017
The author's introduction to the field of qualitative research in the EdD program began with analyzing the artistry of a practitioner researcher. Arriving in the space of an emerging artist practitioner researcher has been soulfully synchronistic and life affirming because of the magic the author has experienced in the convergence and alignment of…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Doctoral Programs, Stereotypes, Self Concept
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Lin, Alvin – Educational Perspectives, 2017
This paper is an autoethnographic exploration of the topic of artistry in the author's work as an educator and what it means to be an artist and practitioner researcher, given his own history with the concept of art as a strained one. In this paper, the author discusses how his struggle for an identity as an artist in research has led to personal…
Descriptors: Autobiographies, Ethnography, Artists, Art Teachers
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Acido, Jeffrey Tangonan – Educational Perspectives, 2016
In this article, the author offers the genealogy of his articulation of an emerging pedagogical praxis. He offers, through his discussion of "Nakem" Pedagogy, the profound realization that comes from one's story--a story in itself, not simply a story as a tool or medium, but a story as empirical evidence of one's ontological becoming--an…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Personal Narratives, Biographies
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Vorsino, Mary – Educational Perspectives, 2015
In this review, Mary Vorsino writes that she is interested in keeping the potential influences of women pragmatists of Dewey's day in mind while presenting modern feminist re readings of Dewey. She wishes to construct a narrowly-focused and succinct literature review of thinkers who have donned a feminist lens to analyze Dewey's approaches to…
Descriptors: Feminism, Literature Reviews, Educational Practices, Change Agents
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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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Jones, Tammy – Educational Perspectives, 2012
NCLB has created a climate where teachers feel increasingly pressured to ensure their students pass the test, with the result that they allocate less time for purposeful and authentic learning experiences (Kohn, 2004). Thus, rote memorization is favored over inquiry. Teachers must aim to create a classroom environment that recognizes and values…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Classroom Environment, Memorization, Federal Legislation
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Toyoda, Mitsuyo – Educational Perspectives, 2012
The author's first impression of the philosophy for children program in Hawai'i (p4c) was a strong, intuitive feeling that this approach to education can be a vehicle to change the world. This feeling has not faded at all in the course of her five-year commitment to p4c. Yet, as the author has exchanged her ideas about p4c with teachers and…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Foreign Countries, Ethical Instruction, Exchange Programs