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$3.9M for Native Hawaiian education at UH

In support of its goal to become a model indigenous serving institution, the University of Hawaiʻi has been awarded almost $3.9 million in grants by the U.S. Department of Education’s Native Hawaiian Education Program. “These grants will develop innovative education programs to assist Native Hawaiians and to supplement and expand existing programs and authorities,” said UH President David Lassner. “We credit and thank our hard working, committed …

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Cancer exercise research program pairs students with patients

Paulette M. Yamada, an assistant professor at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s College of Education Department of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science (KRS), will be teaching undergraduate and graduate students how to use exercise training to maintain the health of cancer survivors as they undergo (toxic) cancer treatments. Yamada was named the 2017–2018 Hubert V. Everly Endowed Scholar in Education and is using her $10,000 …

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Global international education policies examined in new book

D. Brent Edwards, a University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa College of Education assistant professor, brings a new focus and new insights to the phenomena of global education policies and, relatedly, international policy transfer in his new book, The Trajectory of Global Education Policy: Community-Based Management in El Salvador and the Global Reform Agenda. While both of these issues have gained popularity in the field of …

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UH education professor awarded Critic’s Choice Book Award

Hannah M. Tavares, a University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa College of Education associate professor, received the 2017 Critic’s Choice Book Award from the American Educational Studies Association (AESA) for her book, Pedagogies of the Image: Photo-archives, Cultural Histories and Postfoundational Inquiry. Each year, a committee of AESA members selects a number of titles it regards as outstanding books that may be of interest to those in educational …

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Drop that Chalk!, a guide to better teaching in higher education

Marie Iding, an educational psychology professor with the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s College of Education, co-authored a new book, Drop that Chalk! A Guide to Better Teaching at Universities and Colleges. The book is designed for those planning to teach—or already teaching and hoping to improve instruction—in colleges, universities, or other institutions of higher education. Drop that Chalk! delineates the process of planning a …

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College of Education welcomes new director of Curriculum Research & Development Group

The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa College of Education (COE) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Barbara Dougherty as the fourth Director of the Curriculum Research & Development Group (CRDG). Former Richard G. Miller Endowed Chair of Mathematics Education at the University of Missouri-Columbia, Dougherty was previously the Director of the Center for Excellence in Science, Mathematics & Engineering Education …

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Teacher leadership program promotes integration of science with culture and place

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa College of Education (COE) Department of Curriculum Studies Professor Pauline Chinn received a four-year award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for Transforming Scientific Practices to Promote Students’ Interest and Motivation in the Life Sciences: A Teacher Leadership Development Intervention. Three courses, underwritten by NSF, integrate science with culture and place to engage students …

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College of Education professor elected to National Research Association Office

Margaret Maaka, a professor in the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa College of Education Department of Curriculum Studies, was elected executive committee chair of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Special Interest Groups (SIGs). In addition to this office, Maaka will serve as a member of the AERA council for three years. With the College of Education since 1986, Maaka’s …

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STEM teacher recruitment effort reaps $350,000 in funding for UH Mānoa

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa has received more than $350,000 in grant funding from the National Science Foundation to support the training and recruitment of future science, technology, environment and mathematics (STEM) teachers. Part of the grant funding will establish pathways for undergraduate students majoring in STEM fields to pursue a double major with secondary education, in order to …

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Education graduate receives Master’s Project Award

Sokunthearith “T” Makara, recent graduate of the College of Education (COE) Department of Learning Design and Technology (LTEC), is the 2017 Burniske Outstanding Master’s Project Award winner.  The award is given annually to an LTEC master’s student whose graduate work best exemplifies what beloved Associate Professor Buddy Burniske valued in his students’ work:  innovation, high quality research and writing, and …

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