Becoming a Hawaiian Place of Learning & Math Literacies for Empowerment
February 19, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Mānoa Campus, Wist Hall 131 UHM College of Education 1776 University Ave Honolulu, HI 96822
Students, Faculty and Staff, Â join us for the next event in the COE Colloquium series!
This event will feature two great speakers;
Dr. Lorraine Baron, Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education at the Institute for Teacher Education, will be presenting on:
Mathematical Literacies for Empowerment: A Case of Flourishing in a Community Mathematics Project:
The purpose of this study was to investigate the possible benefits for families of participating in Count On Yourself (COY), a program designed to educate members of a community in numerical, mathematical, or financial skills and literacies (NMFLs). This study asked which NMFL skills participants from a community school perceived to be important and advantageous. The project then provided a parallel program for adult and child numerical literacy: while parents were involved in a short adult financial literacy course, their children participated in a Math Camp led by undergraduates enrolled in a local universityâ€™s teacher preparation program. The goal was for both adult and child participants to become more mathematically empowered. The research study investigated the COY participantsâ€™ needs, the benefits perceived by the participants, and the qualities necessary for the success of the program. A final goal was to contribute to a more robust framework for investigating and supporting future research. The results of the study suggested a conceptual framework for investigating future participantsâ€™ personal flourishing within the context of NMFL education.
Dr. Morris Lai, Former Principal Investigator, Native Hawaiian Education Projects, CRDG, will be presenting on:
Behaviors and Beliefs Detrimental to COE's Becoming a Hawaiian Place of Learning
Chancellor Apple has committed to making UHM a Hawaiian place of learning. A 2012 report from the UHM Native Hawaiian Advancement Task Force noted, for example, the need to include â€œprocesses and structures to increase the number of Native Hawaiian students, faculty, and staff.â€ Having spent more than 39 years in the UHM College of Education, I have observed numerous behaviors that strongly conflict with the Task Forceâ€™s recommendations and that are actually detrimental to the COEâ€™s becoming a Hawaiian place of learning. I will describe some of those behaviors and suggest ways they can be modified so as to become more supportive of COEâ€™s efforts to be a Hawaiian place of learning.
Educational Foundations, Mānoa Campus
Mary Chang, (808) 956-7913, email@example.com, https://coe.hawaii.edu/about/events/2014/02/coe-colloquium