Title: Book review of Examination systems in small states : comparative perspectives on policies, models and operations Author: Tavola, Helen Goodwill
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.44, vol.23, no.1, 2001
Collation: p. 97-102 ;
Abstract: All Pacific Island countries are relatively small, and there are small states in many other parts of the world. The authors of the book that Tavola reviews examine the positive and negative aspects of how small states operate their school examination systems, and the pros and cons of having national, as opposed to regional and international systems. The book is very relevant to the Pacific and will interest all those involved in examinations: students, teachers and planners.
Title: Educational planning Author: Tavola, Helen Goodwill
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies vol.30, no.1-2, 2008
|Subject: || PRIDE Project (Fiji)|
Collation: 1 -6;
Abstract: This volume of Directions: Journal of Educational Studies brings to readers the strategic plans for education of four small islands states in the Pacific.Niue, Nauru, Tokelau and Tuvalu.and an introductory chapter by Dr Helen Tavola, Social Policy Advisor for the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS). The Forum Basic Education Action Plan (FBEAP, now the Pacific Education Framework, PEDF) is a regional plan for education and the Pacific Initiatives for the Delivery of basic Education (PRIDE) Project is the main vehicle of implementation of FBEAP. Assisting counties with education planning has been a key part of the work of PRIDE. Dr Tavola.s chapter elaborates on the development of FBEAP and PRIDE and highlights the role education strategic plans play in strengthening the capacity of each Ministry of Education to plan and deliver quality basic education. The chapter focuses on the unique challenges faced by small island states in addressing the capacity constraints in implementing the FBEAP/PEDF and their national educations strategic plans. The editors are very grateful to the Directors of Education in Nauru, Niue, Tokelau and Tuvalu for permission to print their plans in this volume.
Title: Race is not the only issue in education in Fiji Author: Tavola, Helen Goodwill
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.27, vol.14, no.2, 1992
|Subject: || Motivation in education|Fiji|
Collation: p. 34-40 ;
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Title: The role of the Forum Secretariat in education Author: Tavola, Helen Goodwill
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.45, vol.23, no.2, 2001
|Subject: || Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat|
Education|Aims and objectives|Oceania
Collation: p. 14-19 ;
Abstract: When it became clear in the last decade that the goals of poverty alleviation and sustainable development are unlikely to be met if social issues are ignored, the Forum Secretariat added education to its agenda. Dr Tavola describes how the ‘Basic Education Action Plan’, which the Forum Secretariat is mandated to implement, came to be formulated, and what its key features are. This regional programme will include both formal and non-formal education, and will be complementary to national education programmes, the countries of the region participating in initial discussions so that they have a sense of ownership of and commitment to the programme.