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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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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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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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Park, Ikumi – Educational Perspectives, 2013
In the context of identity politics, identity has been perceived as something substantial, inborn and essential--an unchangeable quality of self that waits to be explored and expressed. Its dynamic aspect could be nurtured through enlightenment and experience as one grows up. In this essay, the author wants to explore the dilemma that identity as…
Descriptors: Racial Identification, Identification (Psychology), Personality Development, Personality Studies
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Lopez, Leslie – Educational Perspectives, 2013
The very first issue of "Educational Perspectives" was published in October of 1962. Dr. Albert Carr wrote one of the inaugural essays on the topic of current developments in science education, and he went on to write several other articles for the journal. This article shares why Dr. Albert Carr's colleagues remember him for his…
Descriptors: Science Education, Change Agents, Educational Development, Scholarship
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Choi, Sheena – Educational Perspectives, 2013
The Kwangju Democratic Uprising, variously referred to as the Kwangju democratization movement, the Kwangju people's uprising, 5.18, and 5.18 Democratic uprising, is considered a pivotal moment in Korean history. Once framed as a communist disturbance by the ruling military regime, the uprising served a central role in Korea's transition from…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Foreign Countries, Political Attitudes, Social Systems
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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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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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Tinirau, Rawiri; Gillies, Annemarie – Educational Perspectives, 2013
The Nga Manu Speech Contest has grown to be one of the biggest and most positive events for New Zealand secondary school students where competitors articulate their thoughts and aspirations in both Maori and English. The contest is acknowledged as an avenue that enhances language and cultural development amongst Maori youth, yet no formal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Malayo Polynesian Languages, Language Maintenance, Cultural Maintenance
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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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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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