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[Xmca-l] Re: Roland Tharp



Wonderful to hear about Roland Tharp.  I was really moved to read his work
in the Kamehameha Schools in the 1980s when I was working in black
education during the apartheid years.  The irony was that we couldn't do
"indigenous" education, because that would be seen to be inferior, but it
so much seemed to be the right thing to do.

Perhaps we can still do it. But this year I would like to get started on a
small step to bilingual education.

Carol

On 16 January 2016 at 17:12, Laure Kloetzer <laure.kloetzer@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Very inspiring life for all of us - thank you Gordon. I'll be happy to read
> his latest MCA paper.
> Warm regards,
> LK
>
>
> 2016-01-16 15:50 GMT+01:00 mike cole <mcole@ucsd.edu>:
>
> > Thank you for telling us about Roland's passing, Gordon, and passing
> along
> > Lois Yamauchi message about him.
> > An article he co-authored will be in the next issue of MCA.
> > He will be missed.
> >
> > mike
> >
> > On Sat, Jan 16, 2016 at 6:16 AM, Gordon Wells <gordonucsc@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > From: Lois Yamauchi <yamauchi@hawaii.edu>
> > > Date: Sun, Jan 10, 2016 at 7:39 AM
> > > Subject: Roland Tharp
> > > To: coe-l@lists.hawaii.edu, edpsych-l@lists.hawaii.edu
> > > Cc: Clifford O'Donnell <cliffo@hawaii.edu>
> > >
> > >
> > > Dear Colleagues:
> > >
> > > A close friend and treasured colleague for over 45 years, Roland Tharp,
> > > died on December 25th. He touched the lives of all who were privileged
> to
> > > know him with his kindness, generosity of spirit, and humanity. Roland
> > was
> > > a renaissance human being: scholar, theorist, researcher, educator,
> poet,
> > > writer, and film director. He combined scientific rigor with an
> artistic
> > > mind, appreciating the cultural, mystical and spiritual among the many
> > ways
> > > of knowing.
> > >
> > > For more than a decade, Roland taught a graduate seminar each summer in
> > the
> > > Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Hawai‘i. He
> was
> > > Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the Universities of of Hawai‘i and
> > > California-Santa Cruz and was also a Research Professor, Senior
> > Scientist,
> > > and Director in the Graduate School of Education, University of
> > > California-Berkeley. In his eight years at Berkeley, he received $32M
> in
> > > competitive awards. His multidisciplinary research and theory spanned
> > over
> > > 52 years and 250 publications.
> > >
> > > He began his professional career in Arizona where he founded the first
> > > graduate program in Community Psychology (University of Arizona, Master
> > of
> > > Arts). In Arizona he formulated his Triadic Model of behavioral
> > > intervention with family and community members as change agents. His
> book
> > > with Bud Wetzel based on this work, Behavior Modification in the
> Natural
> > > Environment, is a recurrent Citations Classic. For the last 30 years he
> > > continued his work in Arizona by serving on the Board of Directors of
> the
> > > Intermountain Centers for Human Development providing community-based
> > > residential and support services to at-risk individuals and persons
> with
> > > disabilities.
> > >
> > > At the University of Hawai‘i, he created a system of educational reform
> > > based on the cultural values and strengths of the Native Hawaiian
> > community
> > > (the Kamehameha Early Education Project). His book with Ronald
> Gallimore
> > > based on this work, Rousing Minds to Life: Teaching and Learning in
> > Social
> > > Context, won the prestigious Grawemeyer Award. This system of
> educational
> > > reform has been studied intensely and published widely for Native
> > > Hawaiians, Navajo, Zuni, urban mixed ethnicity poverty neighborhoods in
> > > Houston, Chicago and Indianapolis, Latino immigrant and migrant
> > communities
> > > in Northern California, Appalachian urban migrants in Louisville, and
> in
> > > the recent national educational reform in urban migrants in Louisville,
> > and
> > > in the recent national educational reform in Greenland.
> > >
> > > Also at the University of Hawai‘i, he founded the Clinical Studies
> > graduate
> > > program, guided the program to APA accreditation, and became a
> prominent
> > > professor in our doctoral program in Community and Cultural Psychology.
> > He
> > > served as President of the Hawai‘i Psychological Association and the
> > > Hawai‘i Literary Arts Council, and was awarded the Regents Medal for
> > > Excellence in Teaching.
> > >
> > > In addition to his accomplishments in psychology and education, Roland
> > > received major awards for his fiction, poetry and films. Among many
> > others,
> > > these include the Ida and Charles Freeman Short Story Award for
> > Cat-House,
> > > a Robert Frost Fellowship in Poetry, the Grand Prize, Atlantic Monthly
> > > National Contest (Essay) for Romanesque Sculpture: A Study in the
> > Hideous,
> > > and the American Film Magazine Award, Hawai‘i International Film
> > Festival,
> > > for his film My Aunt May.
> > >
> > > Roland maintained his intellectual curiosity right up to the end of his
> > 85
> > > years. In his late 70s and early 80s he traveled frequently to
> Greenland
> > to
> > > consult on their educational reforms. At 80 he published his last book
> of
> > > poetry, Mad With Flowers And Tears. At 82 he published his theory
> > locating
> > > the nexus of influence-for-change within the psychosocial systems and
> > > social networks of communities: Delta: Toward a Unified and Universal
> > > Theory and Practice of Influence and Change.
> > >
> > > In his last two years, several of his poems were set to music and
> > released
> > > as a CD, and the 10th edition of Self-Directed Behavior: Self
> > Modification
> > > for Personal Adjustment was published with David Watson. Roland's
> latest
> > > article, Cultural-Historical Activity Theory and Cultural Community
> > > Psychology: The Potential for Greater Commonality is in the current
> issue
> > > of Mind, Culture, and Activity.
> > >
> > > Roland is listed in the Outstanding Educators of America, Who’s Who in
> > > American Education, Poets of America, the International Who’s Who in
> > > Poetry, and Poets’ Encyclopedia.
> > >
> > > Let us celebrate his remarkable life and continue to be inspired by his
> > > many works.* Please join us at a memorial service for Roland on*
> > >
> > > *Sunday, January 24 at Bishop Memorial Chapel, Kamehameha Schools,
> > Kapalama
> > > Campus, noon until 4 pm. *
> > > Aloha,
> > >
> > > Clifford R. O'Donnell, Ph.D.
> > > Professor Emeritus, Psychology
> > >
> > > Lois A. Yamauchi, PhD,
> > > Professor, Educational Psychology
> > >
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> >
> > It is the dilemma of psychology to deal as a natural science with an
> > object that creates history. Ernst Boesch
> >
>



-- 
Carol A  Macdonald PhD (Edin)
Developmental psycholinguist
Academic, Researcher, Writer and Editor
Honorary Research Fellow: Department of Linguistics, Unisa
alternative email address: tmacdoca@unisa.ac.za
*Behind every gifted woman there is often a remarkable cat.*