Kanu O Ka ‘Āina Learning ‘Ohana in partnership with Chaminade University of Honolulu will launch the second cohort of the Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership (MED) for charter school administrators on June 26.The event begins with a meet and greet at 9:30 a.m. in Hale Hoaloha, room 103, Chaminade University, 3140 Waialae Avenue, Honolulu 96816. The formal program begins at 10 a.m. with lunch to follow. Media welcome. For more information on the event, call Chaminade University’s Office of Native Hawaiian Partnerships at (808)735-4739 or email sonya.zabala@chaminade.edu.

The MED leadership program was developed in response to the special challenges faced by charter school administrators. Hawaii cultural awareness is the context of the courses. A significant part of the cohort work will include a Hawaiian cultural thread that demonstrates Education with Aloha. Education with Aloha balances culturally sensitive approaches to leadership with the latest in education theory and technology. Grounded in the wisdom of the ancestors, Education with Aloha strives for an atmosphere of care and congeniality permeating through the entire learning ‘ohana.

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the impact of socio-economic, legal and cultural factors on schools, teachers and students.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of organizational life in schools and organizational change process, and connections to the development of positive school cultures that promote learning and social development of students.
  • Demonstrate ability to conduct systematic inquires into programs and policies that are relevant, integral and essential to the success of children, schools and school leaders.
  • Develop skills in facilitating collaboration and communication among schools, school communities, families, other educational and services agencies and professional organizations.
  • Develop knowledge and skills in managing personnel.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the ethical, moral and caring dimensions of educational leadership.
  • Demonstrate ability to use informed scholarship to analyze and offer solutions for school policies and problems.

Kanu o ka ‘Āina Learning ‘Ohana (KALO) is a nonprofit educational organization based in Waimea that assists statewide with Hawaiian-focus education. Incorporated in 2000 as a Native Hawaiian nonprofit, KALO and its partners are working to establish an autonomous, holistic education environment for the children of Hawai’i: grounding every child and adult in the values that have shaped and empowered Hawaiians for generations, involving every member of the community in determining his/her education path and preparing every child of Hawai‘i to thrive in the modern world, free from oppression and with pride for our heritage. Serving and perpetuating sustainable Hawaiian communities through Education with Aloha. Learn more at KALO.org 

Celebrating 60 years of educating students for life, service and successful careers, Chaminade University offers a four-year graduation guarantee with programs of study grounded in the liberal arts including day, evening, online and accelerated courses. For more information, visit www.chaminade.edu or call (808) 735-4711.   ###

HONOLULU—June 11, 2015
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