Kamehameha Elementary Education Program, Kamehameha Schools,
Educational Researcher, 1972-1995
Editor (and founder), The Kamehameha Journal of Education (a
theme-based journal for teachers, educators, and the interested
Manager, Special Projects, Kamehameha Elementary Education
Division. Supervised and consulted to staff on educational research
Chair, Language and Learning Department, Center for Development of
Early Education, 1981-1987.
Coordinator of Staff Development, Kamehameha Early Education
Coordinator, Kamehameha Early Education Program, 1972-1975
University of Hawaii
1987-1992: Instructor, Pre-service Education for Teachers of
Minorities (PETOM), College of Education, University of Hawai‘i at
Manoa. Taught course to preservice teachers on language development
strategies for elementary-school children
1981-1992: Affiliate Graduate Faculty, Department of Psychology,
University of Hawaii
1980,1982: Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of
Psychology, University of Hawaii. Taught course on language
acquisition and on community psychology
Teaching Assistant, Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychology,
Intern, Counseling and Testing Center, 1968-1969
Staff Psychologist, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Montreal,
1974 - present: Licensed Psychologist, State of Hawaii Board
Editor, 1997 Annual Report, Pacific Resources for Education and
Educational Consultant to:
-1986-1987: The Multifunctional Resource Center (for bilingual
programs in Hawaii and American Samoa), Northwest Regional Educational
- 1986: The Bilingual Education Assistance in Micronesia Project,
University of Guam, Pacific Learning Styles.
- 1985: The Supervisor of the Elementary School English classes of the
Commonwealth of the NorthernMariana Islands
- 1983: The School Board of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana
Islands on their elementary school language arts instruction.
Editor, Goals 2000: A World Class Education for All: Hawai‘i
Citizens’ Improvement Plan for Education, Hawaii State Department of
Speidel, G.E., and K.E.Nelson (Eds.), 1989: The many
faces of imitation in language learning. New York: Springer Verlag.
Chapters in Books
Speidel, G.E., 1993: The comprehension reading lesson as a
setting for language apprenticeship. In R.N. Roberts (Ed.), Coming
home to school: Advances in child development, 7, 247-274.
In Speidel, G.E., K.E. Nelson (Eds.), 1989: The many faces of
imitation in language learning. New York: Springer Verlag:
Speidel, G.E., Imitation: A bootstrap for learning to speak?
Speidel, G.E., A biological basis for individual differences
in learning to speak.
Speidel, G.E., and M. Herreshoff, Imitation and the
construction of long utterances.
Speidel, G.E., and K.E. Nelson: A fresh look at imitation in
Speidel, G.E., D.C. Farran, and C. Jordan, 1989: On the
learning and thinking styles of Hawaiian children. In D. Topping, D.C.
Crowell, and V. Kobayashi (Eds.), Thinking: The Third International
Conference. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Speidel,G.E., 1987: Language differences in the classroom: Two
approaches to developing language skills in dialect speaking children.
In E. Oksaar (Ed.), Sociocultural perspectives of language
acquisition and multilingualism. Tübingen, Germany: Gunter Narr
Speidel, G.E., 1987: Conversation and language learning in the
classroom. In K. E. Nelson & A. van Kleeck (Eds.), Children’s
language, 6., Hillsdale, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum.
Speidel, G.E., and M. Troy, 1985: The ebb and flow of mental
imagery in education. In A. Sheikh (Ed.), Imagery in education.
Farmingale, NY: Batwood Publishing Co., Inc.
Au, K.H., D.C. Crowell, C. Jordan, K.C.M. Sloat,
G.E.Speidel, T.W. Klein, R.G. Tharp, 1985: Development and
implementation of the KEEP reading program. In J. Orasanu (Ed.),
Reading Comprehension: From research to practice. Hillsdale, NJ:
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.
Au, K.H., R.G. Tharp, D.C. Crowell, C. Jordan, G.E. Speidel, and
R. Calkins, 1985: The role of research in the development of a
successful reading program. In J. Osborn, P. Wilson, and R. C.
Anderson (Eds.), Reading education: Foundations for a literate
America. Lexington, MA: D. C. Heath & Co.
Speidel, G.E., 1984: The acquisition of linguistic structures and
cognitive development. In C.L. Thew, (Ed.), Proceedings of the
Second Spring International Congress for the Study of Child Language.
Washington University Press.
Au, K.H., D.C. Crowell, C. Jordan, K.C.M. Sloat, G.E. Speidel,
T.W. Klein, and R.G. Tharp, 1985: Development and implementation of
the KEEP reading program. In J. Orasanu (Ed.), Reading
Comprehension: From research to practice. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence
Erlbaum Associates, Inc.
Speidel, G.E. and A.L. Pickens, 1979: Art, mental imagery and
cognition. In A. Sheikh and J. T. Shaffer (Eds.), The Potential of
Fantasy and Imagination. New York: Brandon House.
Articles in Refereed Journals
Speidel, G.E., 1993: Phonological short-term memory and individual
differences in learning to speak: A bilingual case study. First
Language, 13, 69-91.
Dowhower, S., and G.E. Speidel, 1989: Let's teach unskilled
readers like skilled readers: Meaning-based instruction works.
Reading Research and Instruction,28, 50-60.
Julnes, G., D. Pang, N. Takemoto-Chock, G.E. Speidel, and R.G.
Tharp, 1987: The Process of Training in Process. Journal of
Community Psychology, 15, 387-396.
Speidel, G.E., R.G. Tharp, and L. Kobayashi, 1985: Is there
a comprehension problem for children who speak nonstandard English? A
study of children with Hawaiian-English backgrounds. Applied
Psycholinguistics, 6, 83-96.
Speidel, G.E., R. Gallimore, and L. Kobayashi, 1984: Facilitating
transfer of learning: The influence of environmental setting. The
Quarterly Newsletter of the Laboratory of Comparative Human Cognition,
5 (2), 40-43.
Speidel, G.E., and R.G. Tharp, 1981: What does self-reinforcement
reinforce? An empirical analysis of the contingencies in
self-determined reinforcement. Child Behavior Therapy, 2
Speidel, G.E., 1978: Forward and backward associations in learning
letter sounds. Psychological Reports,43, 159-164.
Speidel, G.E., and R.G. Tharp, 1978:. Teacher training
workshop strategy: Instructions, discrimination training, modeling,
guided practice, and videofeedback. Behavior Therapy, 9,
Gallimore, R., R.G. Tharp, and G.E. Speidel, 1978: The
relationship of sibling caretaking and attentiveness to a peer tutor.
American Educational Research Journal, 15, 267-273.
Reprinted : In C. Hophini (Ed.), Educational Research:
Understanding Inquiry. Columbus Ohio: C. Merrill (1980).
Speidel, G. E., 1974: Motivating effect of contingent self-reward.
Journal of Experimental Psychology, 102, 528-530.