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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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Rugen, Brian; Johnson, Neil – Educational Perspectives, 2007
In this article, the authors explore the representational practices found in online curriculum policy discourse from three private English language programs in Hawai'i. These representational practices attempt to position students "so that they are prepared for uncritical admission into sociocultural conditions discursively constructed well…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Figurative Language, Holistic Approach, English (Second Language)
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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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Sumida, Anna Y. – Educational Perspectives, 2005
In this article, the author proposes to offer a glimpse into the practical challenges of teaching literacy in a public school setting where students enter classrooms at various stages of reading readiness. The author begins with the case of Kahea, a kindergarten student reading at an emergent literacy level, as an illustration of some of the…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Reading Readiness, Federal Legislation, Hawaiians
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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
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Hitz, Randy – Educational Perspectives, 2005
The importance of the early years in creating a foundation for school and later success is well documented. Children who live in healthy, safe, and stimulating environments in the first five years of their lives are more likely to succeed than children who have more negative experiences. Hawai'i policy makers, like others across the nation, are…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Public Support, Educational Policy
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Brown, Stuart Gerry – Educational Perspectives, 1975
Author traced the development of international programs at the University of Hawaii from its beginnings to the eventual establishment of the Advisory Council on the International Relations of the University of Hawaii (ACIRU). (Editor/RK)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, College Administration, Decision Making, Educational Policy
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Kishi, Gloria – Educational Perspectives, 1974
Article focused on the demands presented by the multiply handicapped child and the educational policies that attempted to satisfy their needs. (RK)
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Educational Policy, Educational Testing, Handicapped Children
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Grassby, A. J. – Educational Perspectives, 1983
Examines the history of education in Australia from the viewpoint of language and culture. The major emphasis is on what happened in relation to the Aboriginal languages in this country, considering policy, bilingualism among Aboriginal people, legal aspects related to language problems in Australia, and other issues. (JN)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Cultural Context, Cultural Education
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Grassby, A. J. – Educational Perspectives, 1983
Surveys the history and influence of native and non-Anglo ethnic groups who contribute to Australia's cultural diversity. Focuses on the struggle to preserve the Aboriginal language and asserts that legislation is needed to expedite pro-bilingual education policies. Describes several efforts made to promote cultural pluralism in Australia. (KH)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
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Katsuyama, Joanne; Yoshinaga, Carol – Educational Perspectives, 1973
Teacher education was modified through an Innovative Program fostered by the University of Hawaii, whose staff, participating teachers, and student interns gathered at a summer workshop to implement the program. (RK)
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Educational Policy, Program Development, Program Proposals
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Tagupa, William E. H. – Educational Perspectives, 1981
Discusses foreign language school controversey in Hawaii, initially precipitated over the general quality of Island education and policy. Addresses various issues and court decisions, and legislation related to the schools, including the issue of Americanization of Hawaii's Asian immigrant population in the wake of World War I. (Author/JN)
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Legislation
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Hawkins, John N. – Educational Perspectives, 1979
The author reviews the changes in China's educational policy since the downfall of the "Gang of Four," emphasizing the nation's return to stricter academic standards and credentialing. (SJL)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Anti Intellectualism, Educational Change, Educational Policy
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Shuster, Donald R. – Educational Perspectives, 1979
This review of Japanese educational policy in Micronesia from 1920-36 describes the separate school systems established for natives and for Japanese immigrants. Native schools offered a shorter, less rigorous program whose main intent was socialization to Japanese language and culture. (SJL)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Colonialism, Educational Development, Educational History
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Wicks, Peter – Educational Perspectives, 1979
This article traces the development of Swettenham's thought and action in the sphere of formal education in the Federated Maylay States. This reappraisal of Swettenham's career is designed to cast light upon the early years of British Malaya, and upon the strengths and failings of its educational system. (Author/SJL)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrators, Biographies, Colonialism
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