Growing Educational Leaders From A Mauli Ola Foundation

Progress made over three decades of program and resource development continues towards actualizing Hawaiian cultural, educational goals and aspirations. An explicit focus of this unique educational initiative is systemic re-culturing of the educational landscape of Hawaiʻiʻs schools to recognize and promote the value and integrity of Hawaiian cultural knowledge. With kumu mauli ola Hawaiʻi (Hawaiian cultural identity teachers) an essential resource to optimizing these efforts, their preparation is distinct within the field of teacher education. Findings from recent inquiries into the efficacy ofpractices within pre-service preparation of kumu mauli ola Hawaiʻi for preschool to secondary classrooms will be discussed.