ERIC Number: ED365483
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov-8
Reference Count: N/A
Success Models for Gifted Native Students.
Sing, David K.
The Center for Gifted and Talented Native Hawaiian Children at the University of Hawaii at Hilo aims to develop culturally appropriate gifted and talented programs and identification procedures for Native Hawaiian children. Every Center program incorporates four elements of the Na Pua No'eau model: talent enhancement, self-esteem development, integration of Hawaiian culture and values, and student and parent support services. Center programs and activities include: (1) Super Enrichment Saturday--half-day, open-enrollment, theme-oriented enrichment programs for K-9 students; (2) a 3-week interdisciplinary, culturally oriented summer program for gifted K-5 students identified during Super Saturdays; (3) 2-week residential summer institutes offering scientific, cultural, and artistic courses to gifted students in grades 6-11; (4) Kamalani children's chorus for talented singers and dancers in grades 4-6; (5) a program providing individualized courses of study and self-esteem enhancement to underachieving gifted and talented Native Hawaiian high school students; and (6) advanced programs for high school students who have successfully completed a summer institute. This document lists Center assumptions about underidentification of gifted and talented Native Hawaiian children, and educational practices used to overcome barriers to identification. Also included are worksheets for observational assessment of giftedness and for activities planning, a sample problem on a student application, and a brief description of the Imi Ho'ola program to increase Pacific Islanders in medical careers. (SV)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Hilo. Center for Gifted and Talented Native Hawaiian Children.
Identifiers: Culture Based Education; University of Hawaii Hilo
Note: Presentation at the Annual Convention of the National Indian Education Association (25th, Mobile, AL, November 8, 1993). Photographs will not reproduce.