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  • By director
    Oct 15, 2009
    "Curtis Muraoka" Jim Shon's account of the tribulations of Hawaii's charter schools, and his own tenure as Executive Director, paints a balanced view of the give and take involved in breaking ranks from a mammoth bureacracy. Hawaii's single-system Department of Education and its culture, versus the fledgling start-up charter schools established between 2000 and 2003, represent a classic struggle between what-is and what-could-be. His direct references to political entanglements and the system's dynamics are especially revealing of the behind-the-scenes elements that on the surface should have nothing to do with the welfare of children, yet directly impact these very clients they should be serving. His record of these grass-roots efforts to bring Project Based Learning, Native Hawaiian Cultural Education and other forward thinking, place-based pedagogy into an otherwise homogeneous, and some would say stagnant, bureacracy makes for valuable brain food for anyone considering... More > jumping ship to start a new direction away from Hawaii's educational establishment.< Less
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James Shon
June 25, 2008
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
0.62 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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