Arting and Writing to Transform Education

Join us for the book launch of Arting and Writing to Transform Education: An Integrated Approach for Culturally and Ecologically Responsive Pedagogy.

When: Thursday, April 11, 2019 | 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Where: Hale Hoaloha Conference Center

The authors will be holding a discussion and Q&A session, as well as a book signing with wine and pupus to follow.

A 10% discount will be offered for books sold that evening.


About the book:

This book presents an integrated approach to the education of children that teaches them how to see and describe their world - both the natural world around them and their own culture and identity - through linking the media of art and language, considered as parallel creative-expressive processes of arting (representation in visual images) and writing (representation in words). The work presents conceptual background and practical materials developed in a collaboration by two Hawai'i elementary teachers, one with a doctorate in Education from the University of Hawai'i (Anna Sumida) and one an Education Design Specialist (Miki Maeshiro), and a well-known Hawaiian artist and educator (Meleanna Meyer).


About the authors:

Anna Yoshie Sumida, who teaches at Kamehameha Schools, earned a PhD in Education from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM). She has taught Hawaiian children for 25 years.

Mikilani Hayes Maeshiro is a classroom and resource teacher working as an Education Design Specialist at Kamehameha Schools. She holds an MA in Education from UHM.

Meleanna Aluli Meyer received a BA in Design and Photography from Stanford University and an MA in Education from UHM. She is an artist, educator, and filmmaker.



Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 5:00pm

Hale Hoaloha, Conference Center 3140 Waialae Avenue

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Information Session


Alumni, Faculty and Staff, General Public, Students

School of Education and Behavioral Sciences
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Terry Mccandliss-Dowdel

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