K. Kawehi Lucas
Kawehi Lucas’ focus is on Hawaiian language, Hawaiian art, Hawaiian language teacher training and curriculum development. Her current research strengthens efforts in Hawaiian language revitalization teacher support. Her projects and involvement include: on-going development of curriculum using differentiated instruction strategies for Hawaiian language as a second language and Hawaiian Language Immersion (HLI); multiage education in language arts and mathematics in the primary level of HLI; the development of traditional and online assessment tools for Hawaiian language classes and placement exams; authentic assessment for Hawaiian language; and research in Hawaiian visual arts and working with Hawaiian artists in our community. In 2000 Kawehi co-founded Ke Kula ʻo S. M. Kamakau, HLPCS and helped to develop the elementary program where she was the head teacher for the first K-4 class.