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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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Taking Honolulu by Storm

Taking Honolulu by Storm

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(p.212) Chapter Sixteen Taking Honolulu by Storm
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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/9780824866440.003.0017

Throughout her tenure at Kamehameha Schools, Pope continued her graduate work at the University of Chicago. Pope spent three separate semesters learning the latest educational methods from the most progressive leaders of the time in order to elevate education in Hawaii. She also traveled throughout the United States to consult with the brightest minds in the budding vocational education and social change movement. In turn, the movement’s leaders visited her. She was able to use her experiences to facilitate the first social survey of Honolulu, which contributed to the overhaul of labor laws, vastly improving working conditions for Hawaiian women. In 1910, Pope attended the first National Conference on Vocational Guidance in Boston. Educators, social workers, and corporate figures from 45 cities met to discuss how to improve the lives of immigrants by making sound vocational choices. Conference presenters and attendees included Jane Addams, Homer Folks, G. Stanley Hall, George Mead, Henry Metcalf, and Edward Thorndike. Pope joined these pioneers in the field of education and sociology for two days of stimulating discourse that ultimately ignited a national interest in public school career guidance. Pope advocated for a vocational bureau in Honolulu until her death.

Keywords:   University of Chicago, Honolulu Social Survey, Feminist Agenda, Vocational Guidance

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