He Huli Au – Exploring Teacher Efficacy Through Teacher Education and Professional Development


“I am the huli of my kūpuna, the mole of my ʻohana, the hā of my lāhui.”
He Huli Au is the title of a qualitative research project conducted at the Punana Leo to explore effective teacher education and professional development practices in a Hawaiian medium environment. This case study focuses on using moʻolelo and kaʻao to expand Hawaiian language proficiency, understand Hawaiian behavior contexts and build upon the Hawaiian mauli ola perspective necessary to teacher efficacy in a Hawaiian medium, Hawaiian cultural program. Participants will experience a brief introduction to the projects premise and findings, then explore their own critical questions and process in best practice design through a facilitated group discussion.