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Filipino Americans and Education

Filipino Americans represent the second largest ethnic group in Hawai‘i’s public schools (21%) and also hold the negative distinction of being ranked second to bottom on Hawai‘i State Assessments (HSA) in reading and math achievement.

Institute Structure

The Institute will be organized around three phases: curriculum-making, curriculum- exchanging, and curriculum-applying. During curriculum-making, professional learning communities composed of representatives from each of the partners will collaborate to develop curriculum for the Institute. Teachers enrolled in the Institute will then have the opportunity to experience the curriculum and begin exchanging ideas on how to implement it in their classroom. Finally, teachers will apply the curriculum in their classroom with guided assistance and reflection.

Summary

The Filipino American Education Institute is a partnership between the University of Hawai‘i, Manoa’s College of Education, College of Arts & Sciences, Leeward Community College Theatre and teachers from the Farrington Complex to develop and implement a three-week summer professional development/graduate course for twenty-five teachers focused on meeting theacademic, social and cultural needs of Filipino American students.