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A Historical Perspective on Title VII Bilingual Education Projects in Hawai'i: Compendium of Promising Practices


This paper reviews the history of Title VII bilingual education in Hawaii for the purpose of sharing promising practices that have emerged. The implementation of these models in Hawaii has resulted in such outcomes as the following: (1) improvement in students' English language skills; (2) improvement in students' academic achievement; (3) enhanced self-concept; (4) enhanced pride in cultural heritage; (5) increased competencies of bilingual and mainstream teachers and school, district, and state staff; and (6) increased involvement of limited-English-proficient (LEP) parents and community representatives in the schools. Topics covered include the linguistic and socioeconomic context for Title VII bilingual education projects in Hawaii, a historical review of Hawaii's efforts in bilingual education, Hawaii's Title VII bilingual education projects, 1975-2000, an extensive listing of lessons learned, and speculation on the future of Hawaii's Title VII bilingual education projects. In addition to references, there are three appendices. Appendix A is a listing of Hawaii State Department of Education Title VII project-developed materials in bilingual and multicultural education, divided into teacher and student resource materials. Appendix B lists Hawaii's promising practices in education with a listing of 25 past projects and 5 ongoing ones. Appendix C is a bar chart depicting all of Hawaii's bilingual education projects, from 1975 to 2000. (KFT)

  • Contributor: Pablo, Josephine Dicsen, Ongteco, Belen C., Koki, Stan Corp Author Pacific Resources for Education, Learning, Honolulu H. I.
  • Date Published: 04-00

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