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

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

      • York, S. E., & Lai, M. (2012). Formative evaluation of the Center on the Family Early Reading First Hui A‘o Mua Project. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Curriculum Research & Development Group.   Publication Details
      • York, S. E., & Lai, M. (2010). Hui A‘o Mua Early Reading First: Year 1 Evaluation Report. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa: Curriculum Research & Development Group.   Publication Details
      • Dunn, H., Lai, M., & Kishi, G. S. (2008). 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.   Publication Details
      • Dunn, H., Lai, M., & Kishi, G. S. (2008). 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.   Publication Details
      • Lai, M., & York, S. E. (2008). Year-5 and cumulative SPARK-Hawai‘i evaluation report. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i: Curriculum Research & Development Group.   Publication Details