ERIC Number: ED204464
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Principles for Research on the Early Education of Hawaiian Children. Asian Pacific American Education Occasional Papers.
Au, Kathryn Hu-pei
The purpose of this paper is to outline a set of principles to guide research on the early education of Hawaiian children. The paper discusses what R. Tharp and R. Gallimore term a "climax program," or combination of program elements which produces a desired social outcome. How research efforts can be structured to contribute to the development of the climax program is then examined. It is argued that four principles should guide research: (1) problem-orientation; (2) eclecticism; (3) comprehensiveness; (4) teacher-research collaboration; and (5) continued inquiry. Each principle, and its relevance to research in Hawaiian early education, is discussed in the context of the development of a primary grade reading curriculum at the Kamehameha Early Education Program (KEEP). (Author/APM)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Hawaiians, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Program Development, Reading Instruction, Research Design
Asian Pacific American Research Seminars, Asian American Studies Center, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90024 (write for price).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association for Asian and Pacific American Education, Berkeley, CA.
Identifiers: Climax Programs; Hawaii; Kamehameha Early Education Program
Note: Paper prepared for the Asian Pacific American Research Seminars.