College of Education faculty member chosen for scholar program

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Posted: Sep 20, 2007

HONOLULU - UH Mānoa College of Education associate professor Margaret Maaka is one of 30 scholars designated to the Agenda for Education in a Democracy (AED) Scholar program.

Maaka is currently working on establishing Hoʻokulāiwi: ʻAha Hoʻonaʻauao ʻŌiwi (Center for Native Hawaiian and Indigenous Education) at the Mānoa campus, to provide a graduate degree program of study in Hawaiian teacher education and curriculum research in order to raise the school achievement of Native Hawaiians.

Her work began as a project, which was part of a Kellogg grant, looking at teacher education for diverse communities.

"The focus of the project was the recruitment and retention of teachers in diverse communities," Maaka said. "Since then, I have been working to institutionalize positions in higher education and to get the funding so that when grants run out, we can sustain the work."

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