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ERIC Number: ED523186
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 55
Abstractor: As Provided
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Pu'a i ka 'Olelo, Ola ka 'Ohana: Three Generations of Hawaiian Language Revitalization
Kawai'ae'a, Keiki K. C.; Housman, Alohalani Kaluhiokalani; Alencastre, Makalapua
Online Submission, Hulili: Multidisciplinary Research on Hawaiian Well-Being v4 n1 p183-237 2007
In the early 1980s, the Hawaiian language had reached its low point with fewer than 50 native speakers of Hawaiian under the age of 18. Outside of the Ni'ihau community, a small group of families in Honolulu and Hilo were raising their children through Hawaiian. This article shares the perspectives of three pioneering families of the Hawaiian language revitalization movement over one generation of growth, change, and transformation. Our living case study stands as a testament for other Hawaiian language families who have endured the challenges of revitalizing the Hawaiian language as the living language of the home, school, and community. The article also celebrates the legacy of the Hawaiian language movement upon the 20th-year anniversary of Hawaiian-medium education within the public sector. Appended to this document is "Hawaiian Language over 166 Years." (Contains a bibliography, a list of resources, and 3 notes.) [This article includes commentary by Kini Ka'awa, Kananinohea Kawai'ae'a Maka'imoku, and Kau'iwehelaniikapomahinala'ila'i Kaina Lauano.]
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Hawaii