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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.

Over Seas and Time: A Micronesian History Texbook
Written by Tim Smit. Edited by Francis X. Hezel, SJ
Pohnpei: FSM Department of Education, 2010. 506 pp. 2010 Education History

Thoughts on Community Colleges in Micronesia, by Francis X. Hezel, S.J.

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

Unpublished. 20032003 Education

Statistics on Education in Micronesia , by Francis X. Hezel, S.J.

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

Unpublished. 2000. 2000 Education

Education for What?, by Francis X. Hezel, S.J.

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

Unpublished. 1998.1998 Education

The Price of Education in Micronesia, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

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: 24-29.1989 Education

Schools in Micronesia Prior to American Administration, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

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

Pacific Studies, Vol. 8, No. 1, Fall 1984: 95-111.1985 Education

In the Aftermath of the Education Expolosion, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

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

Journal of the Pacific Society, No. 27, July 1985: 36-52.1985 Education

The Education Explosion in Chuuk, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

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 1979.1978 Education

Ghosts of the Past...A Vision of the Future, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

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

Micronesian Reporter, Vol. 15, No. 1, 1977: 16-21.1977 Education

In Search of a Home: Colonial Education in Micronesia, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

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. 1975 Education

Recent Theories of the Relationship between Education and Development, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

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

Unpublished. 1974 1974 Education

Who Shall Own the Schools?, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

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. 1974 Education

The School Industry, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

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.1973 Education

A Sad Tale of Long Ago: How Magic Signs were Brought to a Far-off Island, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

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. 1973 Education

Make Me Be Good, by 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.

June 2010 (MC #82)  Education   Government

Playing the Numbers Game, by Francis X. Hezel, S.J.

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

December 2009 (MC #79)  Education   Government   Health

CPR for Chuuk Public Schools, by Arthur Leger, S.J.

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

January 2009 (MC #75)  Education

What's Happened to All Our College Graduates?, by 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.

February 2008 (MC #71)  Education

Islands of Excellence, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

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

April 2001 (MC #34)  Education

The Myth of Education: A Second Look, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

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

March 2001 (MC #33)  Education

How Good Are Our Schools?, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

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

January 2001 (MC #32)  Education

What Should Our Schools Be Doing?, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

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

October 2000 (MC #31)  Education

Here's Where We're Headed. Which Way Should We Be Going?, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ and Hilda Heine

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

June 2000 (MC #28)  Economics   Education   Government

Teach Our Children Well: A Look At Our Public Elementary Schools in Pohnpei, by Jasmine Johnson

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

April 2000 (MC #26)  Education

Education for What?

Discussion on the purposes of education in Micronesia.

1998-11-19  Education

What Can We Do to Improve Our Schools?

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

1995-03-29  Education   Government

Educating for Self-Reliance

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

1994-01-26  Education   Government

First Class: Excellence in Public Schools

What makes a school good? Not so much the teachers’ degrees or the quality of the textbooks as the principal and a supportive community, this documentary shows.

2010 (42:38 mins) Island Topics #72   Education

Islands of Excellence

A documentary tour through Micronesia to some of the best public schools to uncover their success stories.

2001 (48:28 mins) Island Topics #27   Education

The Goals of Ed U. Cation

A disgruntled PTA meets consults a charlatan magician named Ed U. Cation on what is best for their children. The magician offers three educational options: cultural, vocational, and academic.

2001 (19:09 mins) Island Topics #26   Education

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