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Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.34, vol.18, no.1, 1996

Title: The learning organisation : promise and potential

Author: Bhindi, Narottam
Subject:  School management and organization
 Organizational learning
 Organizational effectiveness
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.34, vol.18, no.1, 1996
Collation: p. 3-14 ;

Abstract: The author recommends the Learning Organisation as a meritorious concept for application to educational settings generally, and to the Pacific educational context in particular. He also acknowledges, however, that it is a concept which poses challenges to our administrators and is one which needs to be adapted to suit each country’s cultural context.

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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: Management of education : the role of education officers in turbulent times

Author: Krishna, Meghnath, Sharma, Akhila Nand
Subject:  School supervisors|Fiji
 School management and organization|Fiji
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.34, vol.18, no.1, 1996
Collation: p. 25-35 ;

Abstract: The authors offer a variation on a similar theme as the first two articles. They recommend expanded and more varied roles for Education Officers. Their recommendation that EOs see themselves as initiators, facilitators, teachers, learners and researchers merits close reading and practical follow-up.

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Title: Introducing a genre of critical significance : two Pacific women teachers

Author: Kedrayate, Akanisi
Subject:  Women teachers|Oceania
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.34, vol.18, no.1, 1996
Collation: p. 37-56 ;

Abstract: The authors introduce our readership to the immense potential value of personalising the teaching profession. Their recording of interviews with women teachers, with emphasis on the whole story of their becoming and being teachers, offers refreshing insights into perceiving a teacher holistically, rather than merely looking into her ‘training’, qualifications and other discrete elements.

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Title: Relating formal instruction to prior knowledge : the case of decimal fractions

Author: Sharma, Sashi
Subject:  Fractions|Study and teaching (Elementary)|Fiji
 Decimal fractions|Study and teaching (Elementary)|Fiji
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.34, vol.18, no.1, 1996
Collation: p. 57-71 ;

Abstract: This paper is part of a study that arose from a concern about children’s difficulties with decimal numbers and the role of calculators. The study was designed to gain information on how calculators affect children’s understanding of decimal numbers in decimal concepts, computations, estimation and problem-solving. Data from interviews and other sources indicated that children generated links with their whole number and fraction ideas while working with decimals. This paper discusses research into how prior whole number and fraction knowledge influences the learning of decimals, and provides evidence to support this view. The paper concludes with some suggestions for teachers and curriculum developers in Fiji.

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