Americanizing the Teachers: Identity, Citizenship, and the Teaching Corps in Hawaii, 1900--1941
During the territorial period, elites and administrators in Hawai'i sought to Americanize their multiracial teaching force. This article argues that administrators applied cultural, legal, and linguistic filters to weigh teachers' potential to Americanize their students. Teachers' responses challenged elite notions of American identity and the role of education in a democracy.
Morgan, Michelle. Americanizing the Teachers: Identity, Citizenship, and the Teaching Corps in Hawai 'i, 1900"“1941." Western Historical Quarterly 45, no. 2 (2014): 147-167."
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