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E nana i ke kumu. A look at the teacher: A study of the essential competencies of a Punana Leo teacher


2004 2004

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Abstract (summary)

This descriptive study was designed to investigate the attitudes, opinions, and beliefs of Punana Leo teachers and parents on the essential skills and competencies necessary of a Punana Leo Hawaiian immersion preschool teacher. Punana Leo is the only Hawaiian language total immersion early childhood education program in the United States and the world. Currently, there is no program in place to specifically prepare Punana Leo teachers for the classroom.

Data was collected via a seventy-six item, Likert scale attitudinal survey. The survey was created from the National Association for the Education of Young Children's guidelines for professional development, the Center for Research on Education, Diversity and Excellence's Five Standards for Effective Pedagogy, and literature on key teaching and instruction elements of successful immersion programs. 120 teachers and parents from all twelve Punana Leo preschool sites in the state of Hawaii participated in the study. Results of the survey showed that parents and teachers as a group believed overall that immersion skills, early childhood education skills, and pedagogy skills were important and essential of Punana Leo teachers.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Teacher education;
Preschool education
Classification
0530: Teacher education
0518: Preschool education
Identifier / keyword
Education; Competencies; Hawaiian language; Language immersion; Preschool teachers; Punana Leo; Teacher beliefs
Title
E nana i ke kumu. A look at the teacher: A study of the essential competencies of a Punana Leo teacher
Author
Iokepa-Guerrero, B. Noelani
Number of pages
96
Publication year
2004
Degree date
2004
School code
0208
Source
DAI-A 65/11, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780496162017, 0496162012
Advisor
Rueda, Robert
University/institution
University of Southern California
University location
United States -- California
Degree
Ed.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3155426
ProQuest document ID
305120683
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305120683
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