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TitleAn assessment of secondary education in small island state : implications for agricultural education
AuthorFuata'i, Lafita'i Iupati
SubjectEducation, Secondary|Samoa
Agricultural education|Samoa
AbstractThe author presents an indepth assessment of the present system of secondary education in Western Samoa and the possible implications of the system for agricultural education. He points out that the present system of secondary education still emphasises academic and white-collar job-oriented subjects. Educational policy makers should be asking themselves how the stigma associated with agricultural labour can be alleviated so that it becomes socially and educationally acceptable in the eyes of local communities. In answering this question, it is important for policy makers to take a holistic view of agricultural education and try to incorporate all aspects that can contribute to its development as part of the junior secondary curriculum.
Volume/YearDirections: Journal of Educational Studies no.29, vol.15, no.2, 1993
Collationp. 17-27 ;
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Number of pages11