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Hawaiian language immersion adoption of an innovation : a case study

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Title:Hawaiian language immersion adoption of an innovation : a case study
Authors:Yong, Darlene Lilinoe
Keywords:Native Hawaiian
talk story
educational technology
culture based education
Date Issued:May 2012
Publisher:[Honolulu] : [University of Hawaii at Manoa], [May 2012]
Abstract:This is a story about some Native Hawaiian people written by Native Hawaiian people of the Papahana Kaiapuni, or the Hawaiian Language Immersion Program (HLIP) of the Hawaiʻi public schools. Together they "talk story" and become the voice for the HLIP by painting a picture of their past, present, and future experiences with technology.
This study was undertaken to investigate the possibilities technology has opened in sustaining the HLIP and in transmitting the Hawaiian language and culture to a new generation of digital learners as seen through the stories of its teachers and past students.
The participants described the world through the lens of their language and culture. The purpose of this narrative inquiry case study is to investigate how teachers' attitudes towards technology and prior experiences affected their use of technology in the classroom, any concerns the teachers have, and how to better support cultural change in the Hawaiian Language Immersion Program. The study investigates teachers' experiences, similarities and differences, and suggestions for technology implementation to support 21 Century skills. The broad frameworks that underlie this study are change theory (Fullan, 2006; Hall, 2010; Dass 2001), culture--based education (Kana'iaupuni & Kawai'ae'a, 2008); and technology use in language regeneration (Hartle-Schutte & Nae'ole-Wong, 2000, Warschauer & Donaghy, 1997).
"Ua 'ākoakoa mākou no ka huliau 'ana, we gathered together to recall the past" (Pūku'i, n.d).
Description:Ph.D. University of Hawaii at Manoa 2012.
Includes bibliographical references.
Appears in Collections: Ph.D. - Education

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