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  • Patricia Espiritu Halagao

    Professor & Chair


    • Curriculum Studies


    • 2001 Ph.D.: Curriculum & Instruction, University of Washington
    • 1996 M.Ed.: Multicultural Education, University of Washington
    • 1994 Teaching Credential: K-8 Education, San Francisco State University
    • 1992 B.A. Major: Anthropology, Occidental College

    Area(s) of Interest

    • Filipino curriculum & pedagogy
    • multicultural education
    • social studies

    Brief Biography

    Dr. Patricia Espiritu Halagao is Professor and Chair of the Department of Curriculum Studies at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Her scholarship focuses on social studies and multicultural education, specifically Filipinos and K-12 education. She received the Board of Regents Medal for Excellence in Teaching (2012). She served on the Hawaiʻi State Board of Education (2013-2016), championing equity and cultural diversity and establishing multilingualism and the Seal of Biliteracy in schools. She received a Ph.D. in education from the University of Washington and was a sheltered English elementary teacher in Oakland, CA.

    Contact Information

    Office Phone

    (808) 956-9295


    Everly 225D



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    Curriculum Vitae


    Scholarly Works

      Journal Articles

    • Halagao, P. (2017).
    • Halagao, P. (2017).
    • Halagao, P. (2017).