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Exploring Goals of Marshallese Adolescents in a Non-Academic West Hawai‘i Youth Development Program

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Title:Exploring Goals of Marshallese Adolescents in a Non-Academic West Hawai‘i Youth Development Program
Authors:Souza, Kamela Toyoko
Contributors:Yamauchi, Lois (advisor)
Educational Psychology (department)
Pacific Rim studies
Educational psychology
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youth development
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Date Issued:2019
Publisher:University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Abstract:Academic and economic indicators for students from low-income and minority backgrounds continue to draw concern, and disparities should not be addressed without first determining what goals are relevant to students. This case study centered on a group of primarily Marshallese students from a low-income housing complex participating in a non-academic summer youth development program in West Hawai‘i. Utilizing observations of program activities, semi-structured group and individual interviews, and archival documents, I gathered insights about these students’ goals, connections, and obstacles. In addition to asking about the cultural relevance of the program, the study explored how the students’ future plans were related to their own personal interests and those of their families and their communities. Implications from the findings could inform culturally relevant teaching efforts and future youth development programs.
Pages/Duration:108 pages
Rights:All UHM dissertations and theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission from the copyright owner.
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