Title: Kiribati : the search for educational direction in a Pacific context Author: Hindson, Colin E.
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.9, 1982
|Subject: || Education|Kiribati|
Collation: p. 1-11 ;
Abstract: [ Abstract not available ]
Title: Knowledge, schooling and post-school opportunities : an exploration of i-Kiribati parents' perceptions of secondary Author: Burnett, Greg
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.41, vol.21, no.2, 1999
|Subject: || Pacific Islanders|Education|
Collation: p. 83-99 ;
Abstract: This article reports on a study of the range of aspirations for knowledge, schooling and postschool opportunities held by I-Kiribati parents for their secondary school aged children. In particular, the study explores which aspects of knowledge, both I-Kiribati and western, parents perceive as most important for their children to possess. It also examines the role of the secondary school and the body of knowledge that parents perceive the school should be responsible for transmitting to their children. Furthermore, the study seeks to establish parents’ post-school aspirations and expectations as far as employment and life chances for their children are concerned.