Year in Review 2007

Message from the Director Aloha from the Curriculum Research & Development Group, and welcome to our 2007 Year in Review. This year began with a host of challenges that, as the year progressed, became opportunities to return to our roots, celebrate our rich history, and revisit our foundations. The University Laboratory School (ULS) has roots […]


The Curriculum Research & Development Group (CRDG) is an organized research unit in the College of Education at the University of Hawai‘i. Since 1966, CRDG has served the educational community locally, nationally, and internationally by conducting research and creating, evaluating, disseminating, and supporting educational programs that serve students, teachers, parents, and other educators in grades […]

Foundations to Build On

The foundational theory upon which CRDG is built comes from the educational vision of Arthur R. King, Jr. and John A. Brownell and is articulated in their 1966 book The Curriculum and the Disciplines of Knowledge: A Theory of Curriculum Practice. The heart of the theory lies in its definition of intellectual activity, held to […]

Weathering Transitions

The University of Hawai‘i, and in particular the College of Education, found itself in a year of interims in 2007: the Mānoa campus saw interims filling chancellor and vice-chancellor positions, while the COE was headed by an interim dean in the person of CRDG Director Don Young. In CRDG, the associate director became the acting […]

Our Roots

2001 ULS becomes a charter school and is renamed the Education Laboratory: A Hawai‘i New Century Public Charter School. CRDG continues to operate the school as a laboratory for curriculum R & D. 2000 CRDG merges with the College of Education. ULS applies for charter school status. 1996 CRDG, along with other research units, reorganizes […]

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