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Adapting to College: Applying a Self Determination Support Model Across the University of Hawaiʻi Community College System (Session 5A)

Zoom: https://hawaii.zoom.us/j/8089682202
Main Topic
: Indigenous Knowledge, Perspectives, and Approaches
Session Type: Talk Story

Abstract

The Kūlia Support Project adapted and enhanced a successful support model to meet the needs of Native Hawaiian students in postsecondary education. Our Self Determination Support model applies a cultural approach to providing personal and professional skills and knowledge acquisition to support the development of life-long learners.  The goal is to assist Native Hawaiian students to persevere and succeed in postsecondary education and realize positive employment outcomes. In this talk story session, we will discuss the process we undertook to focus our endeavors on identified areas of need for a variety of sites, the challenges faced in this process, and the successes in applying a culturally modified model. We invite participants to share their own experiences with implementing or adapting cultural models and working in diverse settings. Questions for discussion will include:

  1. How can projects respond to their participants’ needs and the supports and services established for accessing and being included in higher education?
  2. What are the unique needs and challenges that Native Hawaiian students are facing in transitioning to and finding success in college?
  3. How can a model for encouraging self determination support learners with a wide range of backgrounds and perspectives? What changes become necessary when connecting with multiple communities that present highly variable needs and opportunities?
  4. How can programs with similar goals collaborate and assist each other in improving student outcomes?
  5. How can we create change at an institutional level?

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this session, participants will:

  • Gain perspective on applying principles of self determination to a variety of contexts;
  • Develop an understanding of important questions to ask in adapting a support model; and
  • Gain awareness of the components of student support at the postsecondary level and how they interact.

Keywords: postsecondary education, transition, self determination

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Date

Mar 01 2021
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Time

HST
5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Mar 01 2021
  • Time: 10:00 pm - 10:45 pm

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Speakers

  • Sean Nagamatsu
    Sean Nagamatsu
    Center on Disability Studies, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa - Project Coordinator

    Center on Disability Studies, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

    Sean Nagamatsu is project coordinator for Nā Hokua and the Kūlia Support Project. He has also worked on the Postsecondary Support Project and taught at Waiʻanae High School. Sean has a Master of Education in Teaching and a Master of Library & Information Science from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.

  • Dr. Rebecca Kaʻanehe
    Dr. Rebecca Kaʻanehe
    Center on Disability Studies, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa - Native Hawaiian Educational Specialist

    Center on Disability Studies, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

    Dr. Ka‘anehe has a PhD in Developmental Psychology with a research focus in Native Hawaiian educational practices. As a Native Hawaiian scholar and a fluent speaker of Hawaiian language, Dr. Ka‘anehe is a proponent for culture-based and culturally appropriate teaching strategies and has worked in the field of Native Hawaiian education for the past 16 years. She was formerly the director and Principal Investigator of the Center for Research on Education, Diversity, and Excellence (CREDE) Hawai‘i program, which provided professional development to P-12 teachers of Native Hawaiian and other culturally and linguistically diverse learners. She is the Nā Hokua and Kūlia Support Project Native Hawaiian Education Specialist and works as a Native Hawaiian Cultural Assessment Specialist and Research Evaluation Consultant.