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“Ka Huakaʻi” published by Kamehameha Schools with PIDF President

Original story published on March 10, 2021 by Kamehameha Shcools. See the full story here, www.ksbe.edu/article/ka-huakai-publication-on-hawaiian-well-being-now-available-online/

Ka Huaka‘i 2021 is a centerpiece of Kamehameha Schools’ publications on Native Hawaiian education and well-being.

As an example of ʻŌiwi scholarship, this volume contextualizes recent research and data using the “Pua Model” to examine Native Hawaiian strengths and well-being in multiple dimensions: social, physical, educational, material/economic, and spiritual/emotional. ‘Ike is presented at the macro level—for the lāhui and Ka Pae ‘Āina Hawai‘i—and by specific regions and age groups.

Findings point to both positive gains and persistent challenges for Kānaka Maoli, highlighting the importance of Hawaiian culture-based education as a pathway for learners to build a bright future for generations to come.

The latest volume of the landmark Kamehameha Schools publication “Ka Huaka‘i: Native Hawaiian Educational Assessment,” is now available online.

Research findings in the book point to both positive gains and persistent challenges for kānaka maoli, highlighting the importance of Hawaiian culture-based education as a pathway for learners to build a bright future for generations to come.

Ka Huaka‘i was produced by the KS Strategy and Transformation Group and written by Shawn Kanaʻiaupuni KSK’83, President and CEO of Partners in Development Foundation and former KS Strategy and Innovation executive consultant, KS Strategy Consultant Wendy Kekahio, KS VP of Community and ‘Āina Resiliency Kāʻeo Duarte and KS Principal Strategist Brandon Ledward; with Sierra Fox KSK’09 (former KS strategic analyst) and KS Strategy Consultant Jenna Caparoso.

Visit www.ksbe.edu/ka_huakai to access the full publication and other reference materials and studies on Native Hawaiian well-being.

Ka Huaka‘i uses the “Pua Model” to examine Native Hawaiian strengths and well-being in multiple dimensions: social, physical, educational, material/economic, and spiritual/emotional.