Project PEARL produces trainer's guide to help students with research

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Violet Harada, (808) 956-8514
Professor Emerita, Library and Information Science Program
Posted: Dec 23, 2013

Cover of PEARL trainer's guide
Cover of PEARL trainer's guide

Pathways for Excellence and Achievement in Research and Learning (PEARL), a project funded by the UH Mānoa Institute of Museum and Library Services and directed by the Library and Information Science Program in the Department of Information and Computer Sciences, has produced an online trainer’s guide. The three-year project provided professional development for teams of teachers and librarians from twenty Hawaiʻi DOE and private schools working on researching skills with their students. The teams designed and implemented collaborative instructional approaches in reading, writing and thinking critically to assist students in creating projects across diverse disciplines.

The trainer’s guide is downloadable from the PEARL Web site at The site also showcases examples of student projects as well as teaching resources for the instructors. For more information on Project PEARL, contact its director, Violet Harada, at

Karen Lee, Executive Director of the Hawaiʻi P-20 Partnerships for Education, noted that the project is “a perfect example of work done in the cross-sector space that builds critical skills in our high school students to be ready for life after college.”

Members of the PEARL development team were Carolyn Kirio, Kapolei Middle School; Sandy Yamamoto, Kapolei High School; Michael-Brian Ogawa, UHM-ICS Department; Jodie Mattos, UHM Libraries; Megan Terawaki, PEARL graduate assistant; and Kendyll Doi and Ed Meyer, PEARL technical support members.


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