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ERIC Number: EJ877617
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1849
"Loko i'a": Enriching Educational Waters for Hawaiian Children
Sumida, Anna Y.
Educational Perspectives, v38 n1 p39-46 2005
In this article, the author proposes to offer a glimpse into the practical challenges of teaching literacy in a public school setting where students enter classrooms at various stages of reading readiness. The author begins with the case of Kahea, a kindergarten student reading at an emergent literacy level, as an illustration of some of the problems that teachers face in teaching within the context of the current No Child Left Behind (NCLB) federal policy (2001). Next, she provides a description of a program, "Teaching to the 4th Power," that she has been using to teach Hawaiian children literacy in a developmentally appropriate manner. Finally, she offers a number of suggestions for classroom practice that are pedagogically and culturally congruent with a framework that is developmentally appropriate.
College of Education, University of Hawaii at Manoa. Wist Annex 2 Room 131, 1776 University Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96822. Tel: 808-956-8002; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Kindergarten
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001