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Where Are the Brothers? Native Hawaiian Males and Higher Education.

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Title:Where Are the Brothers? Native Hawaiian Males and Higher Education.
Authors:Akiona, Loea A.
Contributors:Professional Ed Practice (department)
Date Issued:May 2018
Publisher:University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Abstract:This qualitative study examined the motivating factors for Native Hawaiian male students pursuing postsecondary education at the University of Hawaiʻi – West Oʻahu. This study sought to deepen understanding of the factors that influence a Native Hawaiian male’s decision to pursue higher education and to understand the interplay of masculinities and ethnicity on their educational experiences and aspirations. The four major influencing factors were (1) encouragement and support from ʻohana and friends, (2) academic and co-curricular engagement, (3) gender performance, and (4) ethnicity. Using hegemonic masculinity and Indigenous and Oceanic masculinities, this study provides insight into the positive impact that “disadvantaged” identities had on Native Hawaiian male participants of this study and their decision to pursue a higher education degree. Native Hawaiian men are finding different ways to navigate their masculinities in this Western society. Findings suggest the implementation, continuity, and sustainability of Indigenous cultural programs that support Native Hawaiian males and the development of their kuleana to themselves, their ʻohana, and their community.
Description:Ed.D. Thesis. University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa 2018.
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