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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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Alencastre, Makalapua – Educational Perspectives, 2017
As a Native Hawaiian steadfast in her efforts to revitalize the Hawaiian language and culture, the author designed this study to critically explore issues and challenges, document and analyze distinctive practices, and affirm achievements within the context of preparing Hawaiian language medium-immersion teachers. The study was designed as a…
Descriptors: Hawaiians, Malayo Polynesian Languages, Language Maintenance, Cultural Maintenance
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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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Cashman, Kimo – Educational Perspectives, 2013
This article recounts the story of a visit to Kelemania, the homeland of the author's grandparents. It relates a series of events that occurred approximately ten years ago and had a profound effect on the author's life. The events described here occurred within a very short period of time and set the author on a life's journey.
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Story Telling, Foreign Countries, Cultural Influences
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Allaire, Franklin S. – Educational Perspectives, 2013
Research with Native Hawaiian science teachers is contributing to a better understanding of issues relating to equity in science education, and toward improving science curriculum to support Native Hawaiian students as well as support systems for Native Hawaiian students interested in pursuing higher education and science-based careers.…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Hawaiians, Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Knowledge
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Wong, K. Laiana; Maaka, Margaret J. – Educational Perspectives, 2013
Each article in this journal describes not only a unique journey, it also describes an effort to build a homeland of some form or another. The authors refer to these journeys as the "loved experiences" of indigenous peoples. The idea then, that research is a lived experience that reflects the macrocosms and microcosms of indigenous well…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Knowledge, Well Being, Hawaiians
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Kim, C. Mamo – Educational Perspectives, 2013
C. Mamo Kim is a Native Hawaiian leader and political activist in Hawai'i. In 1986 she began healing people of diseases from which their doctors had already pronounced they would be imminently dying or chronically doomed to suffer. By merely placing her hands on or near the body she was able to completely reverse the diseases or chronic illness…
Descriptors: Hawaiians, Indigenous Knowledge, Indigenous Populations, Spiritual Development
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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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Akana, Kalani – Educational Perspectives, 2013
This article provides a discussion that examines Hawaiian performance cartography as described by Oliveira--but only as it relates to the island of Kaua'i. Section I begins with a chant asking permission to "enter" into the cultural landscape described in "mele" (songs) and "hula" (dance). Section II looks briefly at…
Descriptors: Hawaiians, Cultural Influences, Cartography, Cultural Activities
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Booth, Marlene – Educational Perspectives, 2008
In this essay, the author discusses her experiences in creating her film about Hawai'i Creole. She shares how she chronicles the essence of local life in the film through Pidgin. She also discusses how she came to understand the power of Pidgin, its centrality in people's lives, and its place in defining the uniqueness of Hawai'i. As the author…
Descriptors: Pidgins, Creoles, Hawaiians, Language Attitudes
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Sakoda, Kent; Tamura, Eileen H. – Educational Perspectives, 2008
For a number of years, Kent Sakoda has been teaching at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa in the Department of Second Language Studies. His course, "Pidgin and Creole English in Hawai'i," is popular among students on campus. He has also taught at Hawai'i Pacific University. Because of his expertise on the grammar of Pidgin (Hawai'i…
Descriptors: Municipalities, Pidgins, Creoles, Japanese
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Rynkofs, J. Timothy – Educational Perspectives, 2008
In this article, the author describes a three-month study he conducted in Ellen Hino's classroom during writing workshop. The major purpose of the study was to look at the ways this native-born teacher responds orally to students who share her own bidialectical background. Most of these students are Native Hawaiian and speak a nonprestigious…
Descriptors: Creoles, Nonstandard Dialects, Hawaiians, Cultural Differences
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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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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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Yamashita, Irene – Educational Perspectives, 2005
Video is a powerful tool, and it can be used to motivate student achievement and learning. One of the greatest advantages in getting students to work with digital media is that they can retake and re-edit a project until they are satisfied with it. Students become very occupied in applying what they have learned by producing mini-documentaries,…
Descriptors: Scoring Rubrics, Documentaries, Public Service, Video Technology
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