First-in-the-world UH ethnomathematics for licensure approved by Hawaiʻi Teacher Standards Board

In 2018, the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa College of Education began offering the first ethnomathematics graduate certificate and became the first academic program in ethnomathematics in the world. Later that year, the Hawaiʻi Teacher Standards Board approved ethnomathematics as a field of licensure.

“I think it’s fantastic that the Hawaiʻi Teachers Standards Board has added ethnomathematics as a field, because it just validates everything that we’re doing,” said Jaqueline Vallejo-San Augustin, a Hawaiʻi Technology Academy teacher. “It emphasizes the importance of integrating culture in our school curricula, especially in math, which is a subject that culture isn’t really seen in.”

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Original published: 2019-01-12 02:54:11 Read the full Hawaii News here

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