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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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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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McEwan, Hunter; Reed, Gay Garland – Educational Perspectives, 2017
The five-chapter dissertation that is common in the field of education is a product of a largely unquestioned set of assumptions about how research should be done and what it should look like. It is a product that is bolstered by a whole set of institutional procedures and requirements that have become somewhat routine in many schools of…
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Research, Confidentiality, Theory Practice Relationship
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White, Daniel E. – Educational Perspectives, 2017
This article examines a dissertation program at an higher education institution. The consultancy project is the first of two key projects that candidates in the EdD program are required to complete. It provides students opportunities to apply research and leadership skills to a real-world problem of practice in a collaborative venture with schools…
Descriptors: Mentors, Postsecondary Education as a Field of Study, Doctoral Dissertations, Consultation Programs
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Hussey, Sylvia; Sridharan, Sanjeev – Educational Perspectives, 2017
Hussey and Sridharan begin this article with the cultural and indigenous context setting that is valued by the authors in answering the question, "Who you?" Not what is your name and academic pedigree, but who are you in terms of your ancestral knowledge, beliefs, mindset, and biases juxtaposed with Western, professional, and life…
Descriptors: Models, Doctoral Programs, Indigenous Populations, Cultural Background
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Moniz, Jeffrey – Educational Perspectives, 2016
What is the future of Filipino in Filipino American? What counts as Filipino in Filipino American? Who counts as Filipino in Filipino American? Jeffrey Moniz poses these questions in light of demographic shifts over time and the advent of science and technology, including genetic testing. Moniz first explores indigenous perspectives and methods…
Descriptors: Filipino Americans, Cultural Maintenance, Cultural Influences, Ethnicity
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Silva, Aulii – Educational Perspectives, 2015
As a Native Hawaiian educator whose kuleana (responsibility, obligation, privilege) is to facilitate increased college enrollment, persistence, graduation, and transfer/career entry for Native Hawaiian students at Leeward Community College, Aulii Silva has honored her personal and professional vocations by investigating how Hawaiian students'…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Educational History, Educational Development, Educational Philosophy
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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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Frietas, Antoinette; Wright, Erin Kahunawaikaala; Balutski, Brandi Jean Nalani; Wu, Pearl – Educational Perspectives, 2013
Conventional theories of student development are often used to explain student persistence, attrition, amd marticulation in education and thus formulate the basis for student retention models. Student development theories fail to consider the diverse set of socioeconomic cultural and academic experiences of Indigenous peoples, in this case…
Descriptors: Student Development, Summer Programs, Program Descriptions, Socioeconomic Influences
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ho'omanawanui, ku'ualoha – Educational Perspectives, 2013
In 2003, the University of Hawai'i sponsored a symposium titled "Indigenizing the University." This symposium featured indigenous scholars such as Linda Tuhiwai Smith, Graham Smith, and Taiaiake Alfred, who addressed how indigenous political theory and methods of research were necessary to support indigenous research and how changes…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Hawaiians, Cultural Influences, History
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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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Weir, George R. S.; Ozasa, Toshiaki – Educational Perspectives, 2010
Japan has a long tradition of teaching English as a foreign language (EFL). A common feature of EFL courses is reliance on specific textbooks as a basis for graded teaching, and periods in Japanese EFL history are marked by the introduction of different textbook series. These sets of textbooks share the common goal of taking students from…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Shapiro, Michael J. – Educational Perspectives, 2009
In this article, the author explores the pedagogical value of cinema's capacity to offer a "decentered" mode of perspective for the audience. The author illustrates a film's ability to present a different perspective with reference to Sean Penn's "The Pledge" (2001) and Ivan Sen's "Beneath Clouds" (2002), which show how cinema allows viewers to…
Descriptors: Films, Popular Culture, Audience Awareness, Aesthetics
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Dissanayake, Wimal – Educational Perspectives, 2009
There is growing interest by schools and universities in understanding Asian societies and cultures. One way of deepening this interest productively is through the imaginative use of cinema. In this article, the author explores how cinema can be a window into the dynamics of contemporary Asian societies and cultures. Through "aesthetic…
Descriptors: Films, Asian Culture, Cultural Awareness, Aesthetics
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Pyon, Heekyong Teresa; Cao, Yan; Li, Huey-li – Educational Perspectives, 2007
In this article, the authors examine "the complex processes of identity formation among Asians in America" by means of a narrative self-inquiry that explores the formation of their own multilayered identities. They do this by telling a story of becoming Asians and/or Asian Americans. They start with Heekyong Teresa Pyon's narrative of becoming an…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Korean Americans, Asian Americans, North Americans
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