ERIC Number: ED447972
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Curriculum Guidelines: Native Hawaiian Curriculum Development Project.
Kawakami, Alice J.; Aton, Kanani; Glendon, Crystal; Stewart, Roxane
The Na'imiloa (seeker of knowledge) program provides educational enrichment opportunities to gifted underachieving Native Hawaiian high school students. Developed by the University of Hawaii at Hilo and selected high schools, the program was designed to build upon students' talents, develop their self-esteem, and develop an awareness and appreciation of the Hawaiian culture in order to support overall positive achievement at school. Students selected for the program start in their sophomore year. The Na'imiloa classes fall under varying academic disciplines as determined by the individual schools. The foundation of the curriculum is the values embraced by Hawaiians. The curriculum concepts--identity, social interactions, physical environment, and artifacts--provide focus for the development of these values within specific educational activity settings. These concepts may be developed for performance in a spectrum of informal to formal relationships and situations. The culminating activity of the fall semester is a Makahiki celebration where all school sites gather to recreate a multifaceted Hawaiian community and display their mastery of the curriculum concepts. Evaluation combines informal, performance-based methods relevant to the Hawaiian experience and formal, Western-style methods. Curriculum planning forms and a glossary are included. (TD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Hilo. Center for Gifted and Talented Native Hawaiian Children.
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii