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Title: Wellbeing and Resilience among Teacher Education Students in Nauru
Contributor(s): Sullivan, Terry  (author); Serow, Penelope A  (author)orcid ; Taylor, Neil  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2017
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Abstract: The researchers wanted to understand how 22 Nauruan teacher education students responded to changing circumstances and whether or not they did anything specific to maintain their sense of resilience. The population of the Republic of Nauru is a small remote Pacific Island community of extended families, with the prioritisation of traditional family and community obligations. Most of the students access the Internet only when visiting their technology-equipped study centre, which is an allocated classroom in the secondary school. Even then technological infrastructure outages limit effective delivery. To ease these obstacles, teacher education is flexibly delivered, facilitated by two, face-to-face, support lecturers. Researchers noted that the students sensed wellbeing and resilience when their course and study habits were compatibly aligned with their family and community commitments and the students' technological, geographical and cultural contexts.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Pacific-Asian Education, 29(1), p. 31-44
Publisher: Pacific Circle Consortium
Place of Publication: United States of America
ISSN: 1019-8725
Field of Research (FOR): 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
111715 Pacific Peoples Health
130311 Pacific Peoples Education
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified
930102 Learner and Learning Processes
970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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