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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Ku'e I Ka Pono: A Mo’Olelo of Indigenous Hawaiian Identity and the Professional Trajectory of Native Hawaiian Faculty and Staff Members in Higher Education
by Coleman, Kolini Fepulea'i To'omalatai, M.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2020, 103; 27993387
Abstract (Summary)

This qualitative study or mo’olelo navigates the educational and professional trajectories of six Native Hawaiian, Kanaka Maoli, Kanaka ‘Ōiwi, and Hawaiian staff and faculty members at 4-year institutions. Through this voyage, we used Kanaka ‘Ōiwi Critical Race Theory as our Hokupa’a . With this Kanaka framework, we are able to understand the how cultural identity affects the decision to pursue a career in higher education; through a Kanaka lens. Most importantly, this mo’olelo contributes to Kanaka scholarship and creates a platform for future Hawaiian and Pacific Islander research—by Hawaiian and Pacific Islander scholars.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Pérez Huber, Lindsay
Commitee: Flores, Nina M., Achola, Edwin
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 82/8(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Education, Ethnic studies, Higher education, Higher Education Administration, Pacific Rim Studies
Keywords: Indigenous Hawaiian identity, Critical Race Theory, Kanaka , Pacific Islander scholars
Publication Number: 27993387
ISBN: 9798582526452
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