ERIC Number: ED240138
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Native Hawaiian Educational Assessment Project. Final Report.
Kamehameha Schools/Bernice Pauahi Bishop Estate, Honolulu, HI.
This report documents the educational needs of Native Hawaiians across ecosystem levels. Identifying the unique educational needs of Native Hawaiians and effective Native American and local programs that meet the unique educational needs of native Hawaiians, this project works within certain parameters: (1) part of a continuous needs assessment, (2) educational/academic emphasis, (3) inclusive definition of "Hawaiian," (4) ages 0-18 limit, and (5) extant data. The theoretical underpinnings of the project were taken from a systems theory approach. The use of this "ecological model" meant that the search for educational needs of Hawaiian children had to be sensitive to historical as well as other large-scale events and trends. This report presents parity comparisons for each tested grade level (2, 4, 6, 8, and 10) and across the academic years for which data were available (1976-77, 1980-81, and 1981-82). Native Hawaiian student achievement, special educational needs, culturally related academic needs, and culture loss and stress among Native Hawaiians is described. The process and results of searching for solutions is discussed. A bibliography is included. (PN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cultural Background, Data Collection, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Hawaiians, Identification, Needs Assessment, Program Effectiveness, Student Needs
Office of Communications and Community Relations, Kamehameha Schools/Bishop Estate, Kapalama Heights, Honolulu, HI 96817 ($15,00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kamehameha Schools/Bernice Pauahi Bishop Estate, Honolulu, HI.
Identifiers: Native Hawaiian Educational Assessment Project; Native American Studies
IES Cited: ED530804