Military Child in Hawaii surveys families for second year

| January 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

School Liaison Office
News Release

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — The U.S. Pacific Command-hosted longitudinal study by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, in conjunction with the Curriculum Research and Development Group at the University of Hawaii, is currently in its second year of collecting data from military families.

All families are encouraged to fill out the survey and share their personal experience with the education in Hawaii. U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii wants to collect 1,500 responses by July 1.

The study includes all military personnel on the island who are assigned to Oahu installations and includes all children 10-18 years old in private, charter, public and homeschools.

The survey is in the second year of its three-year span of collecting quantitative and qualitative data.

Children and their families’ experiences will be followed through their stay here on the island and after they leave Hawaii, although separate questionnaires will be used for children and parents.

The survey can be accessed at www.hawaiikids.org. An unique identifier is provided to each user. Only children whose parents have provided consent for their participation can take part in this program.

On the anniversary of having completed the survey, all participants will be sent e-mail invitations to complete the survey again. Children who complete the survey are eligible for prizes, including digital music cards, MP3 players and a flat-screen TV.

For more information about the Military Child in Hawaii survey, contact Robert Blum, principal investigator, at rblum@jhsph.edu, or Kristin Mmari, study director, at kmmari@jhsph.edu.

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