MicSem Publications

MicSem By Category: 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

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

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

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