Hawaiian Professional Development
Hawaii's strong farming history and its indigenous people's relationships to 'aina (the land) and 'ohana (immediate and extended family) provide the landscape for an experiment in culturally relevant learning. Researchers from the University of Hawaii at Manoa transformed an agricultural and environmental science professional development course for teachers to strengthen the community of educators and build stronger connections between science and culture. The results are reported in the 2010 edition of the Journal of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Education, published by the American Society of Agronomy.
The researchers' goal was to help teachers incorporate topics …
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Publication information: Article title: Hawaiian Professional Development. Contributors: Not available. Journal title: Science and Children. Volume: 47. Issue: 9 Publication date: Summer 2010. Page number: 11. © 2009 National Science Teachers Association. COPYRIGHT 2010 Gale Group.
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