Cultural Influences in Education (HCIE) is a collaborative study by Kamehameha
Schools, the Department of Education, and
Nā Lei Na‘auao –alliance of Hawaiian focused
charter schools. HCIE examines relationships
among culture-based educational strategies
and socio-emotional development and educational
outcomes of students.
What is Culture-Based Education?
Culture-based education is the grounding
of instruction and student learning in the
values, norms, knowledge, beliefs, practices,
and language that are the foundation of
a(n indigenous) culture.
At the state, national, and international
levels, culture-based educational strategies
are increasingly being seen as a promising
means of addressing educational disparities
between indigenous students and their peers.
Brief Overview of Culture-Based Education
and Annotated Bibliography
Suggested Citation: Kana‘iaupuni, S. M.
(2007). A brief overview of culture-based
education and annotated bibliography (Culture-Based Education Brief Series).
Honolulu: Kamehameha Schools, Research &