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Title: Nauru
Contributor(s): Serow, Penelope A  (author)orcid ; Taylor, Neil  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2016
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Abstract: The Republic of Nauru, formally known as Pleasant Island, is an island country located in Micronesia in the South Pacific. Nauru's population is approximately 10,000. For a country of only 21 square kilometers, it is known worldwide as one of the three great phosphate rock islands of the world. The mining of phosphate deposits provided substantial wealth to the island's inhabitants in the late 1960s and into the 1980s. For some of this period, Nauru had the highest per capita income of any sovereign state of the world. After exhaustion of the phosphate deposits in the 1980s, Nauru became well known in Australia when the Australian government opened a center there from 2001 to 2008 in order to assess asylum-seekers arriving by boat. The most recent center remains open and is known as an "off-shore processing center".
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: Teacher Quality in Upper Secondary Science Education: International Perspectives, p. 161-169
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Place of Publication: Basingstoke, United Kingdom
ISBN: 9781137490889
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 130106 Secondary Education
130302 Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education
139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 390306 Secondary education
390401 Comparative and cross-cultural education
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
9304 School/Institution
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 160303 Teacher and instructor development
160304 Teaching and instruction technologies
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
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Editor: Editor(s): Barend Vlaardingerbroek and Neil Taylor
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