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Title: An opinion piece: re-thinking educational reform in the pacific

Author: Puamau, Priscilla Qolisaya
Subject:  Church and education in Oceania
 Educational change
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies vol.26, no.1, 2004
Collation: 21-41;

Abstract: This paper argues for a specific emphasis to be placed on a subjective and spiritual approach to be taken to educational reform when interrogating education in the Pacific. As part of taking a more holistic approach, the spiritual development.heart and soul knowledge.of students should not be neglected. This would be in line with the .learning to be. pillar of learning advocated by the Delors Repot commissioned by UNESCO. The paper suggests that cultural and spiritual values of each Pacific country should underpin reform of education in the Pacific

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Title: Reforms in schooling : problems and challenges

Author: Muralidhar, Srinivasiah
Subject:  Educational change
 School improvement programs
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.31, vol.16, no.2, 1994
Collation: p. 75-83 ;

Abstract: Ways of enhancing overall educational quality are explored by Dr Muralidhar. He makes a variety of suggestions relating to teachers, students, and the curriculum, mainly arguing for more creativity, flexibility and attention to student and staff morale.

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Title: Rediscovering the school as a learning organisation : becoming a community of inquiry

Author: Velayutham, Thillainayakam
Subject:  Organizational effectiveness
 Educational change
 School improvement programs
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.34, vol.18, no.1, 1996
Collation: p. 15-23 ;

Abstract: This article amplifies and builds on Bhindi’s theme, by similarly endorsing the appropriateness of the Learning Organisation concept, saying that schools individually can be agents of major and beneficial reforms and changes. He highlights the potential benefit of all members of the school team perceiving themselves as learners and leaders, working also in closer partnership with the communities they serve.

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Title: Curriculum enrichment, teaching and assessment : a three-legged stool

Author: Naidu, Amraiya
Subject:  Educational change
 Education|Aims and objectives
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.37, vol.19, no.2, 1997
Collation: p. 61-66 ;

Abstract: The author addresses the issue of curriculum enrichment as a vital and dynamic process in our educational systems. He argues that curriculum enrichment cannot take place in a vacuum without the participation of teachers, and that innovations in the curriculum must go hand in hand with adequate teacher preparation and the development of appropriate assessment methods to suit particular learning outcomes.

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