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Thompson, Erin N. K. – Educational Perspectives, 2017
As a recent graduate of the EdD program, this paper serves as a reflection for the author of her growth as a practitioner scholar. When considering the educational status of minority and Indigenous students in postsecondary settings, institutional actors such as counselors, instructors, and administrators tend to view the issue through a…
Descriptors: Hawaiians, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Student Needs
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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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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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Rowe, Sharon – Educational Perspectives, 2013
In this paper I look at a set of teaching techniques and practices that I experienced as a student of traditional hula over the past twenty years. I explain the practices of ho'ike (testing by showing what one knows), 'aiha'a (getting grounded), pa'a ka waha/ ho'olohe (hold the mouth/ listen), and learning without palapala (paper) as I have…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Practices, Learning Processes, Teaching Experience
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Man, Glenn – Educational Perspectives, 2009
The author describes how he instructs students in his introductory film course to show how one can reveal a film's ideological dimensions in teaching. In this article, the author traces the progress of his student's arc of learning, from their relative lack of awareness of film's influence on the construction of identity to a more sophisticated…
Descriptors: Films, Film Study, Art Appreciation, Audience Response
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Parkes, Graham – Educational Perspectives, 2009
Over the past several decades film and video have been steadily infiltrating the philosophy curriculum at colleges and universities. Traditionally, teachers of philosophy have not made much use of "audiovisual aids" in the classroom beyond the chalk board or overhead projector, with only the more adventurous playing audiotapes, for example, or…
Descriptors: Nonprint Media, Audiovisual Aids, Teaching Methods, Instructional Design
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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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Tauiliili, Paul – Educational Perspectives, 2006
A paradigm shift is occurring in the approach to teaching in the education system of American Samoa. This shift can be characterized as the movement from a traditional, teacher-centered approach to a constructivist, student-centered approach. One factor that has contributed to this shift arises from the training of teachers through the University…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Program Effectiveness, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Foreign Countries
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Greene, William L.; Ropeti, Siamaua; Ino, Lisa Vaivao; Ah-Sue, Denise; Sappa, Faleula Aoelua – Educational Perspectives, 2006
Four and a half years have passed since four teachers from Cohort VI in American Samoa graduated from the University of Hawai'i with bachelor of education degrees and with teaching licenses from the state of Hawai'i. This article highlights changes and developments in the beliefs and practices of these four teachers who, in the midst of full time…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Foreign Countries, Beliefs
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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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Clark, Herman Pi'ikea – Educational Perspectives, 2005
Despite Hawai'i's location at the northern apex of Polynesia, visual arts education in Hawai'i is predominately west facing in its orientation. Defining visual arts solely along European/American conventions and history, arts education as practiced in Hawai'i does little to acknowledge and engage the diversity of cultural perspectives long…
Descriptors: Visual Arts, Indigenous Populations, Art Education, Foreign Countries
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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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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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Chun, Cynthia Kelley – Educational Perspectives, 2005
As teachers, an important part of planning curriculum is considering the relevance of what they teach their students. The author believes that project-based learning that integrates technology, language arts, and critical media literacy can be a powerful tool for learning. Not only does this kind of work connect students to the curriculum, it also…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Production Techniques, Active Learning, Media Literacy
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