Marshallese: Students Get Help for Educational Challenges

Harold F. Schiffman haroldfs at
Fri Feb 24 14:14:20 UTC 2006

MARSHALLESE: Students Get Help for Educational Challenges [1]
Posted by : YokweOnline on Feb 23, 2006 - 01:59 PM
Community [2]

Marshallese Students Get Help for Educational Challenges

Marshallese Flyer [4]-pdf
Marshallese students face cultural barrier [5]
The Language Question in Pacific Education: The Case of the Republic of
the Marshall Islands [7] - pdf


SALEM: No Child Left Behind Federal Act calls for increased parent
involvement to support each child's success. Get strategies and
information to support your child today, and in the future, at our free
workshop designed for parents. Dare to Dream Your Child's Future
Conference, Saturday, February 25, 2006, 9:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., McKay High
School, 2440 Lancaster Drive NE, Salem, Oregon. Interpretation available
in Spanish, Russian and Marshallese.

KAUAI: Captain Mitham Clement of The Salvation Army is one of the
"helpful" community members. He has agreed to be included on a list of
resource people who can be called to assist as an interpreter for
Marshallese students.Clement said the Marshallese, numbering over 100 on
the island now (up from 40 just five years ago), are a close community.
Parents talk to him about how concerned they are that their kids are
struggling in school. One parent told him that they try to set limits,
like going to bed by 10 p.m., but the children like to socialize and watch
TV all night long. Clement knows that schools have programs to better the
relationships between students, teachers and parents, but says that
Marshallese parent involvement in those programs is low, reports

HILO: International Nights is an annual event highly anticipated by the UH
Hilo student body, as well as the general public. Every year we have
performances from over 15 different countries represented here, on our
very own UH Hilo campus. The audience can witness an array of unique
cultural performances, including some from the Marshall Islands.

PACIFIC EDUCATION: by Marylin Low, Destin Penland, and Hilda Heine. This
paper uses a sociohistorical lens to examine complex issues surrounding
language-in-education policy in Micronesia. It is motivated by the
realization that language policy and practice in this region, like many
other parts of the world significantly impacted by outside contact, rarely
align. This is especially evident in contexts where demands for English
have already established themselves and an increasingly global agenda of
schools as a primary support to the process of modernization and marketing
of the nation-state is firmly in place. Drawing on an example of language
policy review from the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), we consider
community expectations through various perspectives of local stakeholders
as shared in public discussion of language issues in Pacific education.

KWAJALEIN: After 18 years of service to the Republic of the Marshall
Islands people, Job Corps will say goodbye Monday. All 30 remaining Job
corps members will fly to Maui, Hawaii to continue training. Job Corps is
a no-cost education and vocational training program administered by the
U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 through 24 get a
better job, make more money, and take control of their lives. Of the 120
Job Corps, Kwajaleins is the only preparatory course. Brian Daher, acting
regional director, San Francisco, said, The program itself is not
changing. It is just being moved," states the Kwajalein Hourglass.


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