MicSem Special Features

MicSem By Category: EDUCATION

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First Class: Excellence in Public Schools

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

May 20, 2019 EDUCATION

Islands of Excellence

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

May 20, 2019 EDUCATION

The Goals of Ed U. Cation

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

May 20, 2019 EDUCATION

Micronesian Counselors

Make Me Be Good

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

How can reform of the failing education system be carried out in an island group where pressures abound to keep good teachers and bad teachers alike? There are tried and tested methods that will help, the author suggests.

October 21, 2020 EDUCATION GOVERNMENT

Here's Where We're Headed. Which Way Should We Be Going?

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

A review of what the numbers say about the directions of the Micronesian governments.

October 21, 2020 ECONOMICS EDUCATION GOVERNMENT

Teach Our Children Well: A Look At Our Public Elementary Schools in Pohnpei

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

What are the factors most responsible for success in public elementary schools on Pohnpei?

October 21, 2020 EDUCATION

Islands of Excellence

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

A review of some of the best public elementary schools in the region and a look at what makes them work.

October 21, 2020 EDUCATION

The Myth of Education: A Second Look

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

Education once offered the promise of good jobs, and even now it offers other rich rewards.

October 21, 2020 EDUCATION

How Good Are Our Schools?

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

Highlights the best schools throughout the region on the basis of test scores and other data.

October 21, 2020 EDUCATION

What Should Our Schools Be Doing?

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

Is the goal of education to provide academic skills, manpower training, or cultural preservation?

October 21, 2020 EDUCATION

Playing the Numbers Game

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

Accurate Statistics are essential for mapping out progress and fixing future goals

October 21, 2020 EDUCATION GOVERNMENT HEALTH

CPR for Chuuk Public Schools

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

An educator describes a three-week summer retreat for Chuuk public school principals, its dynamics and some of the outcomes.

October 21, 2020 EDUCATION

What's Happened to All Our College Graduates?

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

An essay on why college students abroad have become fewer over the last 30 years, why this can hurt the islands, and what can be done about it.

October 21, 2020 EDUCATION

Micsem Discussion

Education for What?

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

Discussion on the purposes of education in Micronesia.

November 19, 1998 EDUCATION

What Can We Do to Improve Our Schools?

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

Improvement of education does not begin with money so much as good leadership and other factors.

March 29, 1995 EDUCATION GOVERNMENT

Educating for Self-Reliance

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

Educating a generation to become financially self-reliant cannot be accomplished by the schools alone.

January 26, 1994 EDUCATION GOVERNMENT

Books

Over Seas and Time

Written by Tim Smit. Edited by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

This textbook on the history of the Federated States of Micronesia describes the origins of the islands and their people. It also shows how people from several different island groups have been altered by outside forces over the years and how, in the end, they have become a single nation today.

October 21, 2020 EDUCATION HISTORY

articles

Recent Theories of the Relationship between Education and Development

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

Brief review of four different theories of the interface between education and development.

Unpublished. 1974 October 21, 1974 EDUCATION

Who Shall Own the Schools?

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

The importance of giving parents understanding and ownership of what happens in the process of education.

Micronesian Independent. Also published as: "The School Industry." Friends of Micronesia Newsletter, Vol. 3, No. 2, Spring 1973: 19-22. October 21, 1974 EDUCATION

The School Industry

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

The elementary school is the largest economic factor in the village throughout the islands.

Friends of Micronesia Newsletter, Vol. 3, No. 2, 1973: 19-22. Also published in: Pacific Daily News, 25 March 1972, 2A-3A.October 21, 1973 EDUCATION

A Sad Tale of Long Ago: How Magic Signs were Brought to a Far-off Island

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

Fable telling how a people lost their sense of their cultural past after long contact with outsiders.

Impact, Vol. 11, No. 6, 1976: 213-215. Also published as: "No One Remembered." Pacific Daily News, 9 December 1973. October 21, 1973 EDUCATION

In Search of a Home: Colonial Education in Micronesia

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

The dynamics of education can alienate the young from their own society, while sharpening their awareness of this alienation.

Topics of Culture and Learning, Honolulu: East-West Center, 1975: 125-131. Also published in: Culture Learning: Concepts, Applications and Research, Edited by Richard W. Brislin, Honolulu: East-West Center, 1977: 42-48; Ocean Today, Edited by Dirk Ballendorf and Frank King, Guam: Micronesian Area Research Center, 1981: 51-70. October 21, 1975 EDUCATION

The Education Explosion in Chuuk

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

Results of a survey of all high school graduates showing the rapid expansion of education in Chuuk.

Pacific Studies, Vol. 2, No. 2, Spring 1979: 167-85. Also published in: Micronesian Reporter, Vol. 16, No. 4, 1978: 24-33; TTPI Quarterly Bulletin of Statistics, Vol. 2, No. 3, September 1979: 1-9; Island, Vol. 1, No. 7, December 1978 and Vol. 1, No. 8, January-February 1979.October 21, 1978 EDUCATION

Ghosts of the Past...A Vision of the Future

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

Article on Xavier High School and its history on its 25th anniversary.

Micronesian Reporter, Vol. 15, No. 1, 1977: 16-21.October 21, 1977 EDUCATION

Education for What?

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

Summary essay on a discussion held on the purpose of public education.

Unpublished. 1998.October 21, 1998 EDUCATION

The Price of Education in Micronesia

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

Schools are a costly feature of modern society and have negative consequences on the islands’ struggling economies.

Ethnies: Droits de I'homme et peuples autochtones, Nos. 8-10, Spring 1989: 24-29.October 21, 1989 EDUCATION

Schools in Micronesia Prior to American Administration

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

History of the growth of education in Micronesia up to World War II.

Pacific Studies, Vol. 8, No. 1, Fall 1984: 95-111.October 21, 1985 EDUCATION

In the Aftermath of the Education Expolosion

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

Results of the follow-up survey of all Chuukese high school graduates done in 1984.

Journal of the Pacific Society, No. 27, July 1985: 36-52.October 21, 1985 EDUCATION

Thoughts on Community Colleges in Micronesia

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

Brief history of the origins of community colleges and suggestions on how they might face the future.

Unpublished. 2003October 21, 2020 EDUCATION

Statistics on Education in Micronesia

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

Statistical data on the schools and their performance throughout the region.

Unpublished. 2000. October 21, 2020 EDUCATION