The framework for PLACES and place-based cultural projects is drawn from existing scholarship in research in several areas including culturally relevant teaching, brain-based research and the arts, and developing assets in children's lives.
PLACES teachers work together to design, implement, and teach within projects using several different planning tools.
The PLACES framework is built on several important bodies of scholarship and research including culturally relevant teaching which includes place-based and project-based teaching and learning, brain-based research and the arts, and developing assets in children's lives.
- Education and Native Hawaiian Children: Revisiting KEEP
The Kamehameha Early Education Program (KEEP) was a research and development program for improving the cognitive development and educational success of Native Hawaiian children.
- Culture-Based Education and Its Relationship to Student Outcomes
The long standing achievement gap of Native Hawaiian students in the state's public schools represents a significant concern, one that diverse stakeholders are committed to resolving.
- This Land Is My Land: The Role of Place in Native Hawaiian Identity
Native Hawaiians are genealogically connected to ka pae 'aina Hawai'i as both the ancestral homeland and the elder sibling of Hawaiian aboriginals in traditional belief systems.
- Our Own Liberation: Reflections on Hawaiian Epistemology
What a fascinating thing life is! I have survived the many, many stories of how I think, what I know, and who I am—all told by those who are well meaning, well dressed, and well ignorant of the deeper sides of my cultural epistemology.
- Ka'akalai Ku Kanaka: A Call for Strengths-Based Approaches from a Native Hawaiian Perspective
The creation of knowledge is critical to the self-determination of Native Hawaiians and other indigenous peoples.
- The Best of Both Worlds: A Critical Pedagogy of Place
Taking the position that "critical pedagogy" and "place-based education" are mutually supportive educational traditions, this author argues for a conscious synthesis that blends the two discourses into a critical pedagogy of place.
- Indigenous Studies and Intercultural Education: The Impact of a Place-Based Primary-School Program
In Montana, all public school students are expected to learn about the cultures and histories of local American Indian tribes.
- Community Invovlement in a Place-Based Program For Hawaiian High School Students
This study examined the development of community involvement in a place-based high school program for at-risk youth.
- Learning to Make Choices for the Future: Connecting Public Lands, Schools, and Communities through Place-based Learning and Civic Engagement
Public lands have tremendous potential to contribute to education and quality of life in our communities.
- The Effect of Communities In Schools on High School Dropout and Graduation Rates: Results From a Multiyear, School-Level Quasi-Experimental Study
In recent years, there has been movement in the youth development field to focus on how collaboration between organizations can better serve children and families.
- Positive Youth Development So Far
Positive Youth Development first emerged as an approach among practitioners working with youth, when they saw the benefits of using strength-based models with children and adolescents.
- Boosting Student Achievement
Comprehensive, asset-based approaches to education and youth development have tremendous potential to contribute to the academic success of students from all backgrounds.
- Asset Checklist
This checklist simplifies the asset list to help prompt conversation in families, organizations, and communities.
- Learning, Arts, and the Brain
In 2004, the Dana Arts and Cognition Consortium brought together cognitive neuroscientists from seven universities across the United States to grapple with the question of why arts training has been associated with higher academic performance.
- Musical Training Shapes Structural Brain Development
The human brain has the remarkable capacity to alter in response to environmental demands. Training-induced structural brain changes have been demonstrated in the healthy adult human brain.
- The Arts and Academic Improvement: What the Evidence Shows
The arts have typically played a relatively unimportant role in American schools.