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Hawaiian-Focused Charter School Hō‘ike: A Demonstration of Student Achievement of the Hawaiian-Focused Charter School Vision of the Graduate.

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Title:Hawaiian-Focused Charter School Hō‘ike: A Demonstration of Student Achievement of the Hawaiian-Focused Charter School Vision of the Graduate.
Authors:Keehne, Chelsea N. K.
Contributors:Professional Ed Practice (department)
Date Issued:Aug 2017
Publisher:University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Abstract:Native Hawaiians have always used hōʻike to demonstrate understanding and readiness for the
next level of training and education (Chun, 2011; Emerson, 1906; Kamakau, 1961; Kamakau,
1964; Kuykendall, 2017) and historians describe an array of hōʻike used to communicate
proficiency in leadership, hula, medicine, literacy, and international policy. Yet, it was not until
the 1990s that mainstream education recognized the benefits of performance
assessments. Hawaiian-focused Charter Schools (HFCS) value ʻike kupuna and are grounded in
Hawaiian history, language, and values. In 2013, leaders from all HFCS collaboratively crafted
the HFCS Vision of the Graduate which articulates common goals grounded in cultural
commitment, a variety of assessments that communicate student progress, and adequately
preparing students for community, college, and careers. HFCS students demonstrate cultural and
academic understanding through a variety of hōʻike throughout the school year. This study
explored how HFCS Senior Capstone Project Hōʻike and Graduation Ceremony Hōʻike
encapsulate components of the HFCS Vision of the Graduate for students, families, and
schools. Over 50 interviews were conducted with HFCS principals, teachers, families, students,
hōʻike coordinators, and alumni. System Vision and School Mission Data Analyses were
conducted and data was organized into four themes, 1) Manifest Cultural Knowledge, 2)
Synthesize Academic Knowledge, 3) Demonstrate College, Career, Community Readiness, and
4) HFCS Context: Fostering the attainment of the HFCS Vision of the Graduate. Research
findings from this mixed method study focus on Hawaiian-focused Charter School hōʻike as a
demonstration of students’ cultural competence and readiness for college, career, and
Description:Ed.D. Thesis. University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa 2017.
Rights:All UHM dissertations and theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission from the copyright owner.
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