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

dc.contributor.advisor Yamauchi, Lois
dc.contributor.author Souza, Kamela Toyoko
dc.contributor.department Educational Psychology
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-20T18:10:24Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-20T18:10:24Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.description.degree M.Ed.
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/66255
dc.subject Education
dc.subject Pacific Rim studies
dc.subject Educational psychology
dc.subject adolescent
dc.subject Hawaii
dc.subject Marshallese
dc.subject youth development
dc.title Exploring Goals of Marshallese Adolescents in a Non-Academic West Hawai‘i Youth Development Program
dc.type Thesis
dcterms.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.
dcterms.extent 108 pages
dcterms.language eng
dcterms.publisher University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
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