Arting and Writing to Transform Education
An Integrated Approach for Culturally and Ecologically Responsive Pedagogy
Arting and Writing to Transform Education is a provocative educational paradigm for today's cultural and global context, offering a new vision for a new age. Since the Industrial Age, education has stagnated, changing very little over the past century. Accelerated progression through the Information... Read more
Anna Sumida is a doctoral student at the University of Hawai'i interested in critical theory and cultural studies. She has taught Hawaiian children for over 20 years and is currently a Reading and Math Resource Teacher at Kamehameha Schools in Honolulu. While receiving her Masters in Education, she was given the Excellence in English Teaching Award sponsored by the Hawaii Council of Teachers of English. She has produced an award-winning educational film for parents on early literacy, published articles in Language Arts, and is co-author of Elevating Expectations (Heinemann). Meleanna Meyer is a freelance practicing artist, filmmaker, and designer of curriculum integrating culture and the arts. Meyer studied architecture and the arts in Italy as a student at Stanford University and received the Borelli Art Prize while there. In support of her study for the Masters in Education from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, she was a recipient of an East-West Center Fellowship. Meyer teaches throughout the Hawaiian islands and exhibits and travels extensively. She is currently the Arting resource person for Kamehameha School's Community Education unit. Miki Maeshiro is an Arting and Writing Resource Teacher for the Kamehameha Schools Community Education Unit working in public schools throughout Hawai'i, including Hawaiian Language Immersion schools. She completed her Masters in Education at the University of Hawai'i documenting her inquiry into student-involved assessment and progress folios. Maeshiro collaborated with colleagues on a book, Elevating Expectations (Heinemann), which shares their work with student-involved assessment and progress folios. She is inspired by the excitement and depth that the arting and writing processes, both separately and when joined together, bring to learning.
|Foreword by Sir Sidney M. Mead
|Foreword by Manulani Aluli Meyer
|List of Contributors