ERIC Number: ED158849
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Hawaiian Cultural Research: Some Applications and Some Cautions. Technical Report #25.
This report presents an early statement of community and family research plans and activities of the Kamehameha Early Education Program (KEEP) and suggested criteria for non-exploitative cross-cultural research among Hawaiians. Research activities include the study of the linguistic behavior and interaction styles of Hawaiian children and kindergarten children's language-switching behavior. Two tests of the Standard English (SE) competence of urban Hawaiian children were developed. Trial administration of the SE Repetition Test (SERT) under a 3-person condition produced among participants the Hawaiian speech event known as "talking-story." It is suggested that the 3-person condition might be of use in studying the verbal interaction strategies of Hawaiian children. Attempts to gain an insider's perspective on the Hawaiian family system were planned with a view toward the development of a list of categories of distinctive Hawaiian child behavior. Suggested criteria for non-exploitative cross-cultural research among Hawaiians are: (1) research should be planned in terms of the perspectives, needs and situation of the people studied, and (2) research findings and their implications should be shared with the people studied. (RH)
Descriptors: Activism, Community Study, Cultural Awareness, Demonstration Programs, Early Childhood Education, Educational Anthropology, Educational Improvement, Ethics, Ethnic Studies, Family Life, Hawaiians, Language Research, Parent Participation, Program Improvement, Research, Research Criteria, Standard Spoken Usage
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California Univ., Los Angeles. Mental Retardation Research Center.; Hawaii State Dept. of Education, Honolulu.
Authoring Institution: Kamehameha Schools, Honolulu, HI. Kamehameha Early Education Project.
Identifiers: Hawaii; Kamehameha Early Education Program
Note: An earlier version of this paper was presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (Honolulu, Hawaii, 1972); For related documents, see PS 009 533-551 and PS 009 553-573