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      • Lai, M. K. Y., Aton, K., Cram, F., Lai, M. K. Y., & Porima, L. (2008). Improving the practice of evaluation through indigenous values and methods: Decolonizing evaluation practice: Returning the gaze from Hawai‘i and Aotearoa. In N. S. & P. R. Brandon (Ed.), Fundamental issues in evaluation (pp. 219–242). New York, NY: Guilford.
      • Lai, M. K. Y., Aton, K., Cram, F., Lai, M. K. Y., & Porima, L. (2008). Improving the practice of evaluation through indigenous values and methods: Decolonizing evaluation practice: Returning the gaze from Hawai‘i and Aotearoa. In N. S. & P. R. Brandon (Ed.), Fundamental issues in evaluation (pp. 219–242). New York, NY: Guilford.
      • Journal Articles

      • Iversen, C. S., Lai, M. K. Y., Saka, S. M., Anwar, M. M.-ul, & Nigg, C. R. (2014). Omega-3 fatty acids from fish, other nutrient intake, and lifestyle factors: Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health 2014, 26, 517.
      • Presentations

      • Ward, L. M., Lai, M. K. Y., & Yoshinobu, Oshiro. (2014, April). Reflections of Honor: The Untold Story of a Nisei Spy. Presented at Center for Biographical Research, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Honolulu, HI.
      • Lai, M. K. Y. (2012, November). The value of indigenous assessment and evaluation. Presented at Native Hawaiian Education Program Grantee Symposium, Kāne‘ohe, HI.
      • Lai, M. K. Y. (2012, November). What the federal human subjects regulations really say about educational evaluation. Presented at annual meeting of the Hawai‘i-Pacific Evaluation Association, Honolulu, HI.
      • Lai, M. K. Y. (2012, October). Evaluation in indigenous ecologies: Identifying issues of importance across indigenous contexts. Presented at annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Minneapolis, MN.
      • Lai, M. K. Y., York, S. E., & Dunn, H. H. (2012, October). Questioning the continuing denigration (since Campbell and Stanley in 1963) of the use of matching to create comparison groups. Presented at annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Minneapolis, MN.
      • York, S. E., Saka, S. M., & Lai, M. K. Y. (2012, April). An evaluation approach that is invitational. Presented at annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
      • Lai, M. K. Y. (2012, January). The prevalence of settlers as bad global citizens. Presented at annual meeting of the Pacific Circle Consortium, Seoul, Korea.
      • Lai, M. K. Y. (2011, November). The UN Declaration on Indigenous Peoples’ Rights: Directly & strongly related to evaluation. Presented at annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Anaheim, CA.
      • York, S. E., & Lai, M. K. Y. (2011, November). A method for creating inviting, inexpensive and valid comparison groups. Presented at The annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Anaheim, CA.
      • Lai, M. K. Y. (2011, August). States’ rights in the United Nations declaration on indigenous peoples’ rights should not be privileged over indigenous people’s rights. Presented at annual meeting of the Pacific Circle Consortium, Auckland, NZ.
      • Lai, M. K. Y. (2011, July). Privileging states’ rights over indigenous people’s rights in the United Nations Declaration would be renewed colonization. Presented at 9th International Indigenous Wānanga of Ngā Pae o te Māranmatanga, Omapere, Aotearoa (NZ).
      • Lai, M. K. Y. (2011, May). Many examples of hewa (mistakes) committed by prominent Western “experts”: It is foolish for indigenous peoples to continue to privilege Western ways. Presented at Second International Hui on Indigenous Research: Beyond Legitimation, Chena Hot Springs Resort, AK.
      • Lai, M. K. Y. (2011, January). Some Hawai‘i results from W.K. Kellogg initiatives. Presented at annual Hawai‘i International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI.
      • Lai, M. K. Y. (2010, November). Using indigenous lenses to evaluate “improved” research/evaluation methods. Presented at annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Denver, CO.
      • Lai, M. K. Y. (2010, September). Evaluators must be knowledgeable about the United Nations declaration on indigenous peoples’ rights. Presented at annual meeting of the Hawai‘i-Pacific Evaluation Association, Honolulu, HI.
      • Lai, M. K. Y. (2010, May). Past, current, and future effects of the United Nations declaration on the rights of indigenous peoples. Presented at annual meeting of the Pacific Circle Consortium, Ashland, OR.
      • Lai, M. K. Y., Lai, M. K. Y., Noguchi, L., Gomes, K., & Sing, D. (2010, January). Crossing the P-20 spectrum: Native Hawaiian education for success and empowerment from early childhood to post-secondary education. Presented at annual Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI.
      • Lai, M. K. Y., Lai, M. K. Y., Noguchi, L., Gomes, K., & Sing, D. (2010, January). Crossing the P-20 spectrum: Native Hawaiian education for success and empowerment from early childhood to post-secondary education. Presented at annual Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI.
      • Lai, M. K. Y., & York, S. E. (2010, January). Indigenous-Western disagreements about the appropriateness of close relationships between evaluators and project participants. Presented at 32nd Annual Conference of the Hawai‘i Educational Research Association, Honolulu, HI.
      • Lai, M. K. Y., Lai, M. K. Y., York, S. E., & Curtis, P. (2010, January). A discussion of the evaluation results of the WK Kellogg Foundation, Securing Partnerships to Assure Ready Kids (SPARK) “Ready Kids” Follow-up Study. Presented at annual Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI.
      • Lai, M. K. Y., Lai, M. K. Y., York, S. E., & Curtis, P. (2010, January). A discussion of the evaluation results of the WK Kellogg Foundation, Securing Partnerships to Assure Ready Kids (SPARK) “Ready Kids” Follow-up Study. Presented at annual Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI.
      • Lai, M. K. Y., Lai, M. K. Y., Mertens, D., Symonette, H. L., & Wagner, D. (2009, November). Contextualizing your inner evaluator: Embracing other worldviews. Presented at annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Orlando, FL.
      • Lai, M. K. Y., Lai, M. K. Y., Mertens, D., Symonette, H. L., & Wagner, D. (2009, November). Contextualizing your inner evaluator: Embracing other worldviews. Presented at annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Orlando, FL.
      • Lai, M. K. Y., Dunn, H. H., & York, S. E. (2009, April). Data-substantiated Assertions About Effects and Aspects of Pihana Nā Mamo. Presented at annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.
      • Lai, M. K. Y., & Lai, M. K. Y. (2009, January). Personal reflections of using indigenous traditional cultural values as a teaching strategy in education. Presented at annual conference of the Pacific Circle Consortium, Taipei, Taiwan.
      • Lai, M. K. Y., & Lai, M. K. Y. (2009, January). Personal reflections of using indigenous traditional cultural values as a teaching strategy in education. Presented at annual conference of the Pacific Circle Consortium, Taipei, Taiwan.
      • Lai, M. K. Y. (2009, January). Indigenous approaches to evaluation. Presented at annual meeting of the Hawai‘i-Pacific Evaluation Association, Honolulu, HI.
      • Lai, M. K. Y. (2009, January). Statistical significance testing as widely practiced and published: An illogical procedure in educational research. Presented at annual conference of the Hawai‘i Educational Research Association, Honolulu, HI.
      • Lai, M. K. Y. (2009, January). Time to stop privileging the ways of cultural dominators. Presented at annual conference of the Pacific Circle Consortium, Taipei, Taiwan.
      • Lai, M. K. Y. (2009, January). Data-substantiated assertions about effects and aspects of Pihana Nā Mamo. Presented at annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.
      • Lai, M. K. Y., & Wagner, D. M. (2009, January). Indigenous evaluation methods: A focus on privileges and people. Presented at annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Orlando, FL.
      • York, S. E., & Lai, M. K. Y. (2009, January). Evaluator-evaluand relationships: The good, the bad, and the ugly. Presented at annual meeting of the Hawai‘i Educational Research Association, Honolulu, HI.
      • Lai, M. K. Y. (2008, January). Hawaiian brilliance, the Harvard Fallacy, tax deductions, and Woody Allen: All directly related to evaluation. Presented at P–3 Implementation Grant General Session, Honolulu, HI.
      • Lai, M. K. Y. (2008, January). How a decolonized evaluation differed from mainstream evaluations and better protected young children. Presented at annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Denver, CO.
      • Lai, M. K. Y., Dunn, H. H., & York, S. E. (2008, January). NCLB’s AYP Approach Lacks APV (Adequate Professional Validity). Presented at annual meeting of the Hawai‘i Educational Research Association, Honolulu, HI.
      • Lai, M. K. Y., & York, S. E. (2008, January). Avoiding ethical and methodological deficiencies found in widely acclaimed early childhood education studies. Presented at annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Denver, CO.
      • Lai, M. K. Y., & York, S. E. (2008, January). A more appropriate determination of the effectiveness of a prekindergarten initiative in Hawaiian communities. Presented at Distinguished Paper session of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.
      • Research / Evaluation Reports

      • York, S. E., & Lai, M. K. Y. (2012, November). Formative evaluation of the Center on the Family Early Reading First Hui A‘o Mua Project (pp. N/A). Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Curriculum Research & Development Group.
      • York, S. E., & Lai, M. K. Y. (2010, January). Hui A‘o Mua Early Reading First: Year 1 Evaluation Report. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa: Curriculum Research & Development Group.
      • Dunn, H. H., Lai, M. K. Y., & Kishi, G. S. (2008, January). Annual performance report for Kāko‘o Piha: The Pihana Nā Mamo Project to support at-risk Native Hawaiian youth. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa: Curriculum Research & Development Group.
      • Dunn, H. H., Lai, M. K. Y., & Kishi, G. S. (2008, January). Annual performance report for Nā Lama Heluhelu: The Pihana Nā Mamo early reading initiative. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa: Curriculum Research & Development Group.
      • Lai, M. K. Y., & York, S. E. (2008, January). Year-5 and cumulative SPARK-Hawai‘i evaluation report. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i: Curriculum Research & Development Group.