Neʻepapa Ka Hana (NKH) 2.0​

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Project Dates

2018 – 2021

Funding Source

US Department of Education


The goal of the Ne’epapa Ka Hana 2.0 (NKH 2.0) project is to increase engagement and achievement in middle-school mathematics. NKH 2.0 was awarded grant funding from the U.S. Department of Education to design and implement a technology-enabled and socio-culturally responsive curricula and training. We provide eight curriculums that centers on mathematics application in traditional and modern Hawaiian culture, values and society for 6th, 7th and 8th grade (the 8th grade curriculum was developed under the original NKH). The teacher training empowers educators to create an inclusive and social learning environment to effectively engage students in mathematics.

Principal Investigator

Kiriko Takahashi, Ph.D. is an Associate Specialist at the Center on Disability Studies (CDS). Her projects at CDS range in scope from basic and applied research to demonstration projects. Her research interests include transition of students with disabilities in the STEM pipeline, on culturally responsive teaching, on inclusive education, and on Universal Design for Learning and the use of assistive technology. She also teaches graduate courses in Disability & Diversity Studies. Originally from Japan, she is also involved in multiple international activities and research. She jointly organizes an International Disability Inclusion Symposium on Higher Education and Disability (IDIS) with her…


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