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Peters, Robert – Educational Perspectives, 2015
Progressive schools, by their very nature, need to respond to changing societal conditions. Within that context, learning guided by the teachings of John Dewey will not only make the progressive tradition sustainable but also make it increasingly relevant in a future that will increasingly make demands on students to possess the knowledge to…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Progressive Education, Institutional Characteristics, Active Learning
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Perry, Kekailoa – Educational Perspectives, 2013
In Hawai'i there is a myth known as the alamihi crab syndrome. The myth is a creation of foreign origin used to explain a Western worldview of Hawaiians. It is deployed to explain everything from the 1893 overthrow of the monarchy to the reason why Hawaiians can never better their lives. Crabs in a bucket have a tendency to struggle and fight to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Cultural Influences, Culturally Relevant Education, Cultural Maintenance
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Makaiau, Amber Strong; Miller, Chad – Educational Perspectives, 2012
"How come your students are so engaged?" "What are the reasons your students perform so well on the Hawai'i State Assessments and Advanced Placement Exams?" "What makes the student experience in your classrooms so different?" "How do you use philosophy to teach language arts and social studies?" "The…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Teaching Methods, Language Arts, Student Experience
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Odierna, Rebecca – Educational Perspectives, 2012
It was the last day of Philosophy 492, the author's college course dedicated to teaching the principles and strategies of philosophy for children (p4c) Hawai'i. Months before she joined the Philosophy 492 class, she was asked to join Emerging Humanity as a volunteer in a project that focused on enhancing the classroom environments at the…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Rural Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Change
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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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Au, Kathryn H. – Educational Perspectives, 2008
Every multicultural society has a language of power--the language spoken by members of the dominant group or groups--as well as languages that lack power because they are spoken by members of the subordinate group or groups. The ascension of one language over another has long been a source of controversy in Hawai'i, as it has in many parts of the…
Descriptors: Creoles, Reading Achievement, Literacy, Reading Instruction
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Che, Yi; Hayashi, Akiko; Tobin, Joseph – Educational Perspectives, 2007
For the past six years the authors have been working together on a major study of early childhood education in China, Japan, and the United States. This study, "Continuity and Change in Preschools in Three Cultures," is a sequel to "Preschools in Three Cultures," a book by Joseph Tobin, David Wu, and Dana Davidson that was…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Preschool Curriculum
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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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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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Hunkin-Finau, Salusalumalo S. – Educational Perspectives, 2006
In spite of the changes that 100 years of Americanization have produced, the American Samoa people overwhelmingly identify themselves with their culture. They are proud to be Samoan; they are committed to the "fa'a-Samoa" or the Samoan way of life. The desire to balance American ways with the unique values that make up the Samoan sense…
Descriptors: Samoan Americans, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Indigenous Knowledge
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Grace, Donna J.; Brandt, Mary E. – Educational Perspectives, 2005
In 2000, state agencies and foundations in Hawai'i were poised to support readiness efforts to improve educational outcomes for children. There was, however, a lack of shared understanding of the construct of readiness to guide these efforts. Parents, teachers, and school administrators all play a critical role in the education of young children.…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Educational Objectives, Educational Change, Parent Attitudes
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Chun, Elisabeth – Educational Perspectives, 2005
The school-readiness of Hawai'i's children and the readiness of Hawai'i's schools for entering kindergarteners has been a topic of considerable thought and action in recent years. Indeed, Hawai'i's citizens have long made young children and their education a high priority. The first steps were taken as early as 1894 when the Samuel N. and Mary…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Early Childhood Education, Formative Evaluation, Change Strategies
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Rhodes, Lewis A. – Educational Perspectives, 1968
American Samoa provides our country's educators with the opportunity of observing an educational system that effectively employs many of the principles of comprehensive reassessment and change that are only being talked about in the United States. Of particular interest to the group of educators whose visit is described in this article were the…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Developing Nations, Educational Administration, Educational Change
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Kaiser, Jeffrey S. – Educational Perspectives, 1975
The author, a lecturer in educational administration at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, explored the present precarious situation facing teacher education institutions from the viewpoint of an administrator. (Editor/RK)
Descriptors: Accountability, Administrator Attitudes, Diagrams, Educational Change
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