Includes a Native Hawaiian and Pacific Island Cultural Perspective
This textbook contains Hawaiian and Pacific Island Cultural content along with the traditional college and career success topics. It is based on the premise that students are more successful when they take pride in their culture. While the textbook is designed for Native students, all students who live in Hawai'i and the Pacific Islands can benefit from increasing knowledge and appreciation of the culture of the people where they live.
Chapters include a section titled "Appreciating Island Cultures" which helps students to connect their culture to success in higher education. Discussion questions help students to understand traditional stories and how the teachings can be used for success in college, careers and in life.
Chapter 1, Cultural Identity and Success, contains an overview of Hawaiian history of higher education from colonization to the present day. It helps student to understand that taking pride in their culture and appreciating diversity is the foundation for learning. It also helps students in transitioning to college and overcoming common obstacles to their success.
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Chapter 1 Cultural Identity and Success
Chapter 2 Understanding Motivation
Chapter 3 Choosing Your Major
Chapter 4 Managing Time and Money
Chapter 5 Using Brain Science to Improve Memory
Chapter 6 Using Brain Science to Improve Study Skills
Chapter 7 Taking Notes, Writing, and Speaking
Chapter 8 Test Taking
Chapter 9 Thinking Positively about the Future
Dr. Marsha Fralick has been recognized as an Outstanding First-Year Student Advocate by the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition for excellence in teaching, curriculum development, and leadership over the last 43 years. She has brought together research in psychology, education, neuroscience, health, and career development to provide students with strategies for college, career, and lifelong success. Her college and career success materials are now used by community colleges and universities nationwide and in Canada. She has a doctorate from the University of Southern California with an emphasis in career counseling, a master’s degree in counseling from the University of Redlands, and a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and English from Arizona State University. She has a passion for helping students achieve their goals and dreams in life through developing a positive self-concept and increasing both their skills and motivation to achieve success.
Kau’ionalani Mead is a Hawai’i Native who also speaks the Hawaiian language. She has a Master’s in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in Educational Foundations and Multi-Cultural Diversity in Education both from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. Currently she is an Outreach and Recruitment Pathways Specialist at the Hawai’i and Pacific Basin Area Health Education Center located in Honolulu, Hawaii at the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawai’i. Kau'i has worked in collaboration with Dr. Marsha Fralick to add Hawai’i and Pacific Island cultural material to the already successful College and Career Success curriculum. She looks forward to working with college students and helping them be successful by gaining a better understanding and appreciation of who they are and how important they are in the communities of Hawai’i