Author Biographies

CREDE Hawai‘i

The Center for Research on Education, Diversity, and Excellence (CREDE) Hawai‘i is located in the Department of Educational Psychology at University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. The CREDE Hawai‘i team comprises faculty, staff, and graduate students who focus on research and professional development to improve the education of Native Hawaiians and other culturally and linguistically diverse P-20 learners. Our diverse team members have expertise in educational psychology, human learning and development, curriculum development, Native Hawaiian culture, measurement and statistics, qualitative research, and students and teachers from marginalized and culturally diverse backgrounds. Our work is based on the legacy of Roland G. Tharp, founder and director of CREDE National and the Kamehameha Early Education Program (KEEP). We conduct research and development on the CREDE model, including Instructional Conversation, and have extended this work to preschool and higher education. Our recent collaborations have led to the development of Instructional Conversations for Equitable Participation (ICEPs).

BYU Teacher Education 

The Department of Teacher Education at Brigham Young University (BYU) is part of the McKay School of Education. The mission of the BYU Department of Teacher Education is to promote excellence in education by preparing noble educators, engaging in educational scholarship, and serving in our communities. To succeed in this mission, we “provide an environment enlightened by living prophets and sustained by those moral virtues which characterize the life and teachings of the Son of God” (BYU Mission Statement).

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