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ʻĀina-Based Learning Assessment Framework

ABL learning cycle of muʻo liko kumuWahi Noho Like o Ka Po‘e: Community Engagement

‘Ōlelo no‘eau: Nāna i waele i ke ala, ma hope mākou

She opened up the path, we followed.

Figurative interpretation


Waele means to weed, clear, or remove grass or weeds. This action is symbolic of educators clearing a path for students. This can be thought of as preparing their minds to learn the knowledge and skills we have to share, or as being a figurative elder sibling who has previously gone through what they are experiencing and helping guide them along their path.


This project was supported by a U.S. D.O.E. Title III Native Hawaiian Serving Grant.