ERIC Number: ED467542
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Pacific Resources for Education and Learning Fact Sheet.
Pacific Resources for Education and Learning, Honolulu, HI.
Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL) is a nonprofit corporation that serves schools in 10 Pacific island political entities, whose affiliation with the United States ranges from statehood to free association. PREL's main office is in Honolulu, Hawaii, with service centers in American Samoa; the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands; the Federated States of Micronesia (Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei, and Yap); Guam; the Republic of the Marshall Islands; and the Republic of Palau. These entities are spread across more than 4.9 million square miles of ocean and hundreds of islands and atolls. The schools are challenged by political, economic, cultural, and linguistic diversity. At least nine different Pacific cultures are prominent in the region. The main language of instruction, English, is not the home language for most students outside Hawaii. The 10 entities have about 285,100 students in 632 public schools. PREL seeks to bridge the gap between research, theory, and practice in education and works collaboratively with schools and school systems to provide services that range from curriculum development to assessment and evaluation. PREL offers a variety of professional development services for teachers, both in person and using advanced distance education technologies. PREL regularly partners with other organizations to provide coordinated educational services and cutting-edge research about effective approaches within multicultural and multilingual environments. These partners include schools, offices of education, institutions of higher education, community groups, and health organizations. (TD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.; National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: Pacific Resources for Education and Learning, Honolulu, HI.