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Libarios, Niki; Bachini, Robert – Educational Perspectives, 2016
In Hawai'i's public higher education system, Filipinos are well represented at the University of Hawai'i (UH) community colleges while they are underrepresented at the flagship campus of the UH system--the University of Hawai'i at Manoa (UH Manoa). Two recent studies examined this phenomenon and the related experiences facing Filipino students as…
Descriptors: Filipino Americans, Undergraduate Students, Statistical Analysis, Community Colleges
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Tavares, Hannah M. – Educational Perspectives, 2016
This essay describes the collaboration of the author with a community-based organization of women serving a predominantly, but not exclusively, immigrant and diasporic Filipino community in the county of Hawai'i to co-create an education project. It offers an analysis of two seemingly divergent communities and their presumably distinct practices…
Descriptors: Community Organizations, Females, Discourse Analysis, Risk
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Halagao, Patricia Espiritu – Educational Perspectives, 2016
As a multicultural teacher educator, the author is always interested in teachers' perceptions of who their students are and where they come from. The purpose of this study is to examine the academic experiences of one of the largest ethnic groups in Hawai'i's public school system: Filipinos. Filipinos have long been an under-examined group in…
Descriptors: Filipino Americans, Achievement Gap, Elementary Secondary Education, Academic Achievement
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Desai, Maharaj – Educational Perspectives, 2016
This paper is based on the experiences of the author as a student, educator, and Filipina/o. The author explores the multiple traumas in the community that he grew up in that impacted his experiences as well as those of his family and the connection of those traumas to colonialism. The author also examines the possibilities for healing from those…
Descriptors: Foreign Policy, Trauma, Filipino Americans, Psychology
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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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Clopton, Robert W. – Educational Perspectives, 2015
The subject of the annual Presidential address of Phi Kappa Phi, presented on May 8, 1962, was John Dewey. Dewey is identified in the public mind chiefly as an educational philosopher. In this address, the author describes the life and work of John Dewey as an indefatigable student of life whose interests ranged, like those of Aristotle, over the…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Recognition (Achievement), Educational Philosophy, Conference Papers
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McEwan, Hunter – Educational Perspectives, 2015
John Dewey visited Hawai'i on three separate occasions. Of all three trips, by far the most important, as far as Dewey's influence on education in Hawai'i is concerned, was in 1899 when he came with his wife, Alice Chipman Dewey, to help launch the University Extension program in Honolulu. The Deweys' second trip was a very brief one--twenty years…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Universities, Adoption, Children
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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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Makaiau, Amber Strong – Educational Perspectives, 2015
In 1918, the author's great great aunt, Sophie Judd Cooke founded a small progressive school in Honolulu. Her brother Henry named it Hanahau'oli School, which means joyful work school. In this essay the author's mother, Linda Summers Strong and the author reflect on the impact of Hanahau'oli School's Deweyan approach to education on the…
Descriptors: School Culture, Family Life, Reflection, Educational History
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Educational Perspectives, 2015
In the summer of 1899, [John] Dewey gave two series of talks at Honolulu High School on Tuesday and Friday evenings from 8:00 to 10:00. The first set of five lectures was entitled "The Life of the Child;" the second set, "Movements in Nineteenth Century Thought." The first talk of the lecture series was delivered on the evening…
Descriptors: Lecture Method, Child Development, Imagination, Early Experience
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Castle, Alfred L. – Educational Perspectives, 2015
Hawai'i has often been the beneficiary of the insights of extraordinary men and women who visited the islands and made important observations. Among these was perhaps America's most famous philosopher, John Dewey (1859-1952). First visiting Honolulu in 1899 as the guest of Mary Tenney Castle and her family, Dewey would help establish Hawai'i's…
Descriptors: Progressive Education, Change Agents, Educational History, Educational Development
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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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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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Cooper, Joanne E. – Educational Perspectives, 2013
A journal can help keep a person more organized, clarify their identity, and help them grapple with them own sense of belonging in the often bewildering world of academe. In this article, the author discusses: (1) the benefits and uses of keeping a journal; (2) Techniques for writing in a journal; and (3) Drawbacks of journal writing.
Descriptors: Journal Writing, Self Management, Writing Strategies, Barriers
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Soetoro-Ng, Maya – Educational Perspectives, 2013
Building a personal identity is a lifelong, thoughtful process that takes into account not only one's race and ethnicity, but also life experiences, relationships, and communities. The process of exploring and evolving one's identity deserves a place in the classroom. Educators can play a key role in supporting their students' in this process by…
Descriptors: Personality Development, Identification (Psychology), Educational Strategies, Classroom Techniques
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