Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
Asian American Studies
Gilda L. Ochoa
Sharon G. Goto
© 2015 Sheena S. Iwamoto
Educators are uniquely positioned to influence change in their classrooms and communities. This study explores how self-identified educator activists conducted their work in Hawai'i. I interviewed 14 self-identified educator activists teaching in the public school system in Hawai'i. Participants were asked to share their experiences in education, reasons for becoming an educator, definitions of activism and activist identity, and relationships with other educators, their students, the education system, and the larger community. Research revealed three main themes emerging from the interviews. These include educator activists' approaches to activist identity, awareness and challenges to power, and the role of Hawai'i's socio-political historical context on educator activism.
Iwamoto, Sheena S., "‘All of Us Can Be the Movement’: An Analysis of Educator Activism in Hawai'i" (2015). Scripps Senior Theses. 642.
This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.