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Culture-based education conference planned for July 8-10

Educators and practitioners invited to attend this best practices/networking opportunity.


Kamehameha Schools, in partnership with the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, the Native Hawaiian Education Council and other organizations that support the education of Hawai‘i’s students, have created a unique opportunity for networking, teaching and learning, focused discussion and advocacy.

The conference will take place in the Hawaii Convention Center — 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. July 8-10.

It will allow stakeholders who have a vested interest in the education of Native Hawaiian learners to gather and hear from noted local educators and practitioners who advocate for culture-based education.

Culture-based Education (CBE) refers to reaching and learning that is grounded in the language, values, practices and beliefs of a cultural group.

For decades, educational researchers have suggested that the poor outcomes of minority and indigenous students in mainstream settings partially resulted from the discontinuity between their home and school cultures.

Studies have linked CBE with desired student outcomes such as a positive self-concept, engagement in learning, strong connections to family and community as well as academic success. Culturally relevant and responsive educational approaches have shown that native children thrive in an environment that fosters a learning process they can relate to.

The 2013 CBE Conference & Hawaiian Education Summit is the first conference of this scale on Hawaiian-focused culture-based education. A three-day Moenahā workshop will also be conducted during the conference. Moenahā is a Hawaiian culture-based framework for teaching and learning.

This conference is appropriate for anyone who is looking to make an impact on the lives of Hawaiian students, their families and their communities.


Conference location

Hawaii Convention Center – 1801 Kalakaua Ave. Honolulu, Hawaii 96815


Cost of registration is $50/day or $120 for all three days of the conference. Additional discounts available for kūpuna (ages 65 and older), students and keiki. Registration costs includes meals, but $10 daily parking fee is not included.


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