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Hana Hou : The Kamehameha Journal of Education

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Title: Hana Hou : The Kamehameha Journal of Education  
Author: Kamehameha Schools
Language: English
Subject: Non Fiction, General Works (Periodicals, Series, idexes, Almanacs, etc.), Hawaii
Collections: Education, Applied Psychology, Critical Thinking, Medical Sociology, Authors Community, Cultural Anthropology, Psychology, Classical Mechanics, Physics, Periodicals: Journal and Magazine Collection (Historic and Rare), Marketing, Technology, Military Science, Anthropology, Management, Sociology, Finance, Literature, Economy, Naval Science, Most Popular Books in China, Language, Law, Social Sciences
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Publisher: Pauahi Publications
Member Page: Hale Kuamoʻo Hawaiian Language Center


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The first issue of the Kamehameha Journal of Education was published in January 1990 to share ideas, strategies, and research about the education of Hawaii's children. The Journal grew from 1,000 copies to 3,500 copies per issue over a period of six years. Hana Hou is a collection of articles from all twelve issues that represents the breadth of topics the Journal explored. We saw this journal as a chance to improve education and bring important information, strategies, views, and data to educators. We saw it as a vehicle for change: a chance to inform the education of Hawaii's children through research, successful practice, and curriculum and instruction that was relevant, interesting, and meaningful for students. Most of all, we wanted to make a difference for children. The Journal was more than a record of information or a vehicle for authors who were already writing for national journals. Rather, the editors, coming from a variety of disciplines including education, anthropology, clinical psychology, and the Kamehameha Elementary Education Program (KEEP) were able to identify methods and research that were effective and therefore important. Some of the best pieces were from teachers who had never written an article and who sometimes told us they couldn't. Well, yes, they could and did! It turned out all they needed was encouragement and someone with whom to discuss their theories and ideas. Some even wrote additional articles without any prompting from the editors. Each issue provided a multi-dimensional look at a relevant theme or important educational program. The first three issues described Kamehameha early education programs, but as the Journal gained readers, its topics, authors, and viewpoints broadened. In the case of a controversial topic, such as the Stanford Achievement Test (vol. 5, spring), the viewpoints of a wide range of people—legislators, parents, students, assessment experts, the state superintendent of education, the chair of the board of education, and so forth—were included. The Journal was readable and interesting to a wide audience because of its use of plain language, its clarity of writing, and its interesting, topical, and useful content. Originally developed for Hawaii's teachers, the Journal's audience grew and came to include a wide spectrum of educators, graduate students, legislators and other policymakers, and business people. Though the Journal was never advertised, requests for copies came from as far away as New York, Canada, and Hong Kong. Once, 100 copies were requested for teacher education in the South Pacific.

Compiled works to help improve Hawaii's school education.

Teaching and learning can—and does—go on in strange places. For so long, parents and teachers delegated learning to a formal setting with four walls, books, and a teacher teaching. Yet, those same parents and teachers taught children many unplanned—and often unintended—attitudes, language, and knowledge outside those walls. We learn from everything we do and the keys are our models and the richness of the learning environment. The three articles in this section describe how experiential, hands-on learning in widely varied contexts beyond the formal classroom may be more exciting, meaningful, memorable, and useful than the traditional style of education that students are largely accustomed to. Editors Gisela Speidel and Kristina Inn describe an unforgettable learning experience with master navigator Nainoa Thompson in “The Ocean Is My Classroom. ” Nainoa describes his path of learning from those who loved and cared for him through what felt like irrelevant school experiences, to his education aboard the Hokulea. In “A Hitchhiker's Guide to Technology,” Ian Jamieson shows us how to make a subject—as abstract and difficult as physics—applicable and meaningful. A physicist at Punahou School, Ian teaches in unexpected ways and with unusual tools. Sierra Knight lets us visit with a home-schooling family in “Home Schooling: A Way of Life. ” She shows how “home schooling accomplishes what schools talk about but often have trouble doing,” such as responding to individual needs and learning styles.

Table of Contents
Introduction. 3 -- The Ocean Is My Classroom-Gisela E. Speidel & Kristina Inn Fall 1994. 7 -- A Hitchhiker's Guide To Technology-Ian Jamieson Summer 1995. 19 -- Home Schooling: A Way Of Life L.-Sierra Knight Fall 1994. 31 -- Learning And Teaching The Hula-Mele Ah Ho Fall 1994. 41 -- Information Literacy: A Challenge For Critical Thinking-Elaine Blitman Summer 1995. 49 -- An ?ohana Of Writing Teachers-Joy Marsella Fall 1993. 55 -- Eric Chock: Poet In The Schools-Wendie Yumori Spring 1993. 71 -- Whole Language: Some Thoughts-Ramona Newton Hao March 1991. 83 -- Methods: Teaching And Learning Principles-Anthony J. Picard & Donald B. Young September 1990. 93 -- Encouraging Voluntary Reading-Alice J. Kawakami January 1990 -- 109 -- Cultural Aspects Of Learning And Teaching The Child As A Member Of A Culture-Ginger Fink May 1990. 117 -- Becoming A Teacher In A Multicultural Classroom-Virgie Chattergy Fall 1993. 123 -- The Role Of Culture In Minority School Achievement-Cathie Jordan Fall 1992. 135 -- Kula Kaiapuni: Hawaiian Immersion Schools-Lilikala Kame?eleihiwa Fall 1992. 151 -- When Children Don't Speak The Language Of Instruction-Gisela E. Speidel Fall 1992. 161 -- The Dark Side Of Standardized Testing -- And The Promise Of Portfolios-Scott G. Paris Spring 1994. 179 -- Changes In Educational Testing Practices-Ronald K. Hambleton & Edward Murphy September 1991. 193 -- The Research Context-Robert W. Heath Spring 1992. 203 -- Findings -- Robert W. Heath -- Spring 1992. 215


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