Wayfinding: A Story of International Service in the South Pacific
“Disability”, “service” and “adventure” in American Samoa,
including a visual exploration of community empowerment and culture.
Description of presentation:
Across a span of 20 years, Jim Skouge represented the University of Hawai’i providing special education services in American Samoa. Through lasting friendships and adventures his perspectives on life changed.
Dr. James Skouge — recipient of the Chancellor’s Citation for Meritorious Teaching — is a retired professor of “special education”, University of Hawai’i. He served Pacific Islander students, including outreach to their Polynesian and Micronesian islands — promoting “digital storytelling”, disability awareness and community voices. A lifelong Unitarian, Jim and his wife Sharon reside both in Honolulu and Victoria, appreciating a marriage approaching 50 years.
The UH College of Education produced a short video documentary of Dr. Skouge’s aspirations and achievements entitled “Wayfinding: Giving Voice through Technology”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRAVWNA6M68
Kung Fu Cowboys: https://tinyurl.com/KungFuCowboys
Tutu Lady: https://tinyurl.com/TutuLady
Lovely Hula Hands: https://tinyurl.com/LovelyHH
Before and After: https://tinyurl.com/aewmhvtt
Wayfinding (Part 1): https://tinyurl.com/Wayfinding01
Wayfinding (Part 2): https://tinyurl.com/Wayfinding02