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Title: Pacific Education: Issues and Perspectives
Contributor(s): Dorovolomo, Jeremy (editor); Koya, Cresantia F (editor); Phan, Huy  (editor)orcid ; Veramu, Joseph (editor); Nabobo-Baba, Unaisi (editor)
Publication Date: 2008
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Abstract: This book is about Pacific Education and covers a number of key issues and challenges from a variety of perspectives, penned by a number of educators who have worked in the pacific region, as well as the School of Education at the University of the South Pacific. The authors represent a wide spectrum of experiences representative of various perspectives within all levels of education from Early Childhood Education through Primary and Secondary Education to Higher Education. The papers are set against a backdrop of small island states; many of which comprise a series of scattered and isolated islands, (ADB and Commonwealth Secretariat report, 2005) coupled with a heavy dependency on foreign Aid (Kabini, 2005). The book is written on the assumption that a continued discussion, debate and analysis on matters, issues and topics concerning Pacific education as it is presented in policy, or implemented on the ground is necessary to improve its quality. The book is also premised on the tenet that all levels of education, educators, parents, students and the public should be effectively involved in commentary and the shaping of educational agendas, not just be mere implementers of agendas set by 'others', usually those which are donor-driven. The book represents a small dosage of what the authors see as Pacific education issues of today. These may differ of course, from what other educators hold. This is to be expected as educators and researchers ask different questions at different times, hence the choices in the focus of the chapters.
Publication Type: Book
Publisher: University of the South Pacific
Place of Publication: Lautoka, Fiji
ISBN: 9820108209
Field of Research (FOR): 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
130311 Pacific Peoples Education
130307 Ethnic Education (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Maori and Pacific Peoples)
130103 Higher Education
130105 Primary Education (excl Maori)
130106 Secondary Education
130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
130213 Vocational Education and Training Curriculum and Pedagogy
130302 Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education
130304 Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): 930101 Learner and Learning Achievement
939906 Pacific Peoples Education
930102 Learner and Learning Processes
930501 Education and Training Systems Policies and Development
930399 Curriculum not elsewhere classified
930103 Learner Development
HERDC Category Description: A3 Book - Edited
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Extent of Pages: 223
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