ERIC Number: ED374940
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Mar-30
Reference Count: N/A
Reauthorization of the Native Hawaiian Education Act. Oversight Hearing on Reauthorization of the Native Hawaiian Education Act To Authorize and Develop Supplemental Education Programs To Assist Native Hawaiians in Reaching the National Education Goals, before the Committee on Indian Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Third Congress, Second Session (Honolulu, HI).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
A Senate committee received testimony supporting reauthorization of the Native Hawaiian Education Act as part of reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). In the previous week, the House of Representatives had narrowly defeated an effort to delete the Native Hawaiian Education Act from ESEA reauthorization. The Native Hawaiian Education Act recounts the history of the U.S. invasion and illegal annexation of Hawaii, describes the basis of the federal government's trust responsibility toward Native Hawaiians, the educational needs of Native Hawaiian children, and authorizes supplemental educational programs to assist Native Hawaiians to reach the National Education Goals. These supplemental programs are Native Hawaiian Language Immersion Project; Native Hawaiian Family-Based Education Centers serving infants, preschoolers, and their families; Native Hawaiian Higher Education Demonstration Program; Native Hawaiian Gifted and Talented Demonstration Program; and Native Hawaiian Special Education Program. Testimony by U.S. Senators and Representatives, school and college administrators, program directors, teachers, and parents describes the programs and provides evidence about the need for these programs and about program successes and accomplishments. Appended materials include the text of the Act and data on program enrollments and Native Hawaiian college enrollment. (SV)
Descriptors: College Preparation, Early Childhood Education, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Involvement, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Hawaiian, Hawaiians, Hearings, Higher Education, Language Maintenance, Native Language Instruction, Program Descriptions, Special Education, Supplementary Education
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.