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Light in the Queen's GardenIda May Pope, Pioneer for Hawai'i's Daughters, 1862-1914$
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Sandra E. Bonura

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780824866440

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824866440.001.0001

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(p.78) Chapter Six Pilikia
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Light in the Queen's Garden
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Sandra E. Bonura

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University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824866440.003.0007

The transition from traditional Hawaiian to Western culture was a harsh and abrupt one for pupils, and this chapter presents vivid examples of the dramatic clash of cultures. As stressful as the school environment could be for the students, it was at least equally so for the young teachers, who, like their pupils, had to adapt to an environment for which nothing in their home or college experience had prepared them. Trespassing, burglaries, student rebellion, illness, pagan gods, tragedies, violence, and betrayal were constant sources of anxiety for the teachers.

Keywords:   Culture Clash, Harsh Discipline, The Toll on Teachers, Illness, Kahuna

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