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Alaka‘ina: Female Leadership in Native Hawaiian Education Examining the Lives of Three Female Leaders in Native Hawaiian Education.

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Title:Alaka‘ina: Female Leadership in Native Hawaiian Education Examining the Lives of Three Female Leaders in Native Hawaiian Education.
Authors:Sarsona, Marci-Rose W.
Contributors:Professional Ed Practice (department)
Keywords:Educational Leadership
Native Hawaiian Education
Indigenous
Female Leadership
Date Issued:Aug 2017
Publisher:University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Abstract:As Native Hawaiian Education continues to grow in our state, so does the need for
educational leaders who are able to effectively guide and support the Native Hawaiian Education
movement. However, little is known about how leadership in Native or Indigenous education in
today’s contemporary setting is developed or fostered. Utilizing a qualitative multi-case study
approach, this study aims to shed light on how three female Native Hawaiian Education leaders’
experiences and perspectives shaped their leadership trajectories. Transcripts from semistructured
interviews with each of the participants were analyzed using cross-case comparative
analysis and references to the Kumu Honua Mauli Ola, Native Hawaiian Education Philosophy
Statement. While each individual’s leadership trajectory was unique, in every case their
upbringing included ʻohana (family) values and influences that led to high educational
expectations and the practice of Hawaiian cultural values. Consequently, the leadership practices
of each of these women are firmly grounded in Hawaiian culture and a commitment to the lāhui
Hawaiʻi, and have resulted in the setting of high expectations for the students attending their
schools. Although each of these leaders characteristically understated the magnitude of their
accomplishments, and the courage and persistence required of their positions, their conviction
that the mission of Native Hawaiian Education is just and righteous led them to be strongly
determined, persistent, and courageous in their actions, and enabled them to overcome major
obstacles in pursuit of a cause that to this day has yet to gain popularity outside of Indigenous
circles.
Description:Ed.D. Thesis. University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa 2017.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/62727
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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