ERIC Number: ED479910
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Mar
Na Honua Mauli Ola: Hawaii Guidelines for Culturally Healthy and Responsive Learning Environments.
This guidebook examines strategies, roles, and accountability measures necessary to embrace, share, and support the learning community in totality. The 16 guidelines offer strategies for each of five groups: learners, educators, schools/institutions, families, and communities. The guidelines include: incorporate cultural traditions, language, history, and values in meaningful holistic processes to nourish the emotional, physical, mental/intellectual, social, and spiritual wellbeing of the learning community; maintain practices that perpetuate Hawaiian heritage, traditions, and language to nurture one's life spirit and perpetuate the success of the whole learning community; instill a desire for lifelong exploration of learning, teaching, leading, and reflecting to pursue standards of quality and excellence; engage in Hawaiian language opportunities to increase language proficiency and effective communication skills in a variety of contexts and learning situations; support lifelong love for Hawaiian language, culture, history, and values to perpetuate the unique cultural heritage of Hawaii; and cultivate a strong sense of status to one's past, present, and future to enhance meaningful purpose and to bring about joy and fulfillment for one's self and family as well as local and global communities. Guidelines are in English and Hawaiian. (Contains 23 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Cultural Awareness, Culturally Relevant Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Hawaiian, Holistic Approach, Language Maintenance, Language Proficiency, Lifelong Learning
Ka Haka 'Ula o Ke'elikolani , University of Hawaii at Hilo, 200 West Kawili Street, Hilo, HI 96720-4091. Tel: 808-974-7339; Fax: 808-974-7686; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.olelo.hawaii.edu. For full text: http://www.olelo.hawaii.edu/pub/charle/NHMO.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii