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ERIC Number: EJ1010238
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4430
Early Childhood Education and Care for Native Hawaiian Children in Hawai'i: A Brief History
Grace, Donna J.; Ku'ulei Serna, Alethea
Early Child Development and Care, v183 n2 p308-320 2013
This study provides a brief overview of the history of early childhood education and care for Native Hawaiian children in Hawai'i. Data sources include a literature review, examination of archival documents, and interviews with a sample of Native Hawaiian parents and community members. We trace the emergence of outside-the-home early childhood education and care back to the Protestant missionaries who arrived in Hawai'i in the early 1800s, and demonstrate how the tools of colonisation have worked over time to position centre-based care as the "Gold Standard" for all children, based on a deficit view of indigenous families and communities. Documenting some of the past and current efforts to promote and support culture-based education and care options in Hawaii, we argue that families in diverse communities may benefit more from having options that fit with their cultural views and values. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii