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Title: Weaving rainbows in oceania: multiculturalism in Pacific education

Author: Koya-Vaka'uta, Cresantia Frances
Subject:  Inclusive education
 Pacific Islanders|Education
 Multicultural education
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies vol.24, no.2, 2002
Collation: 24 - 39;

Abstract: The author explains why multicultural education is vital to enable children to see how diverse communities function through effective interaction. Such social learning will ultimately prepare them for the local, regional and global contexts they encounter. A modular approach to multicultural education is proposed to address issues of diversity through an inclusive education.

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Title: We need to use both : the place of the indigenous language in science lessons in Western Samoa

Author: Barker, Miles, Lee-Hang, Desmond
Subject:  Multicultural education|Samoa
 Science|Study and teaching (Higher)|Samoa
 Education, Bilingual|Samoa
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.36, vol.19, no.1, 1997
Collation: p. 100-121 ;

Abstract: Lee Hang and Barker address the key issue of the potential value of using students’ vernacular language as well as English in teaching a subject such as science at the secondary level. While acknowledging the complexity of the issue, the authors suggest that judicial use of both Samoan and English can not only enhance students’ acquisition of concepts, but may also promote enquiry/critical thinking among students which are regarded by most as central to science teaching-learning.

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Title: What does it mean when teachers plagiarise?

Author: Koya-Vaka'uta, Cresantia Frances
Subject:  Student teachers
 Student teachers|Fiji
 Plagiarism
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies vol.27, no.2, 2005
Collation: 12-24;

Abstract: This paper highlights some of the concerns regarding plagiarism among education students at the University of the South Pacific (USP). It is based on the author.s personal views and experiences in this area over a nine year period. While no conclusions are drawn, it raises a number of questions regarding the behaviour of students. enrolled in teacher education programmes at USP. The author makes no claim that academic dishonesty is more prevalent in teacher education programmes than it is in any other programme at USP. Rather, the concern expressed here is the implication of such behaviour on future or current teachers. What, if anything, do these practices tell us about the kinds of teachers that are and will soon be in classrooms? Does such behaviour say something about teacher ethics? Is this a reflection of declining moral standards in academia?

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Title: What has commercial education to offer the South Pacific?

Author: O'Donnell, Bernie
Subject:  Business education|Oceania
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.4, 1980
Collation: p. 5-12 ;

Abstract: [ Abstract not available ]

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Title: What learning strategies do ESL learners in Fiji use? : an exploratory study

Author: Mangubhai, Francis, Lal, Pushpa
Subject:  English language|Study and teaching|Fiji
 Second language acquisition
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.42, vol.22, no.1, 2000
Collation: p. 53-69 ;

Abstract: This paper is about learning strategies. An exploratory study was undertaken to investigate the use of strategies in learning English by students at three levels of formal schooling. The results suggest that there is a need for teachers to consciously seek ways of improving their students’ strategy use so that they can be more efficient learners.

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Title: What's in a picture? : the interpretation of cartoons by secondary school students in Fiji

Author: Schultz, Roland F.
Subject:  Language and languages|Study and teaching|Audio-visual aids
 Caricatures and cartoons
 Cognition
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.31, vol.16, no.2, 1994
Collation: p. 57-66 ;

Abstract: The following report is based on a pilot study conducted in a boys’ secondary school in Suva, Fiji. The study sets out to discover whether common literary devices are recognised by students when presented in the form of cartoons, and whether there appears to be a relationship between any such recognition and a student’s achievement in secondary school English. Although it reports what is an exploratory study and the number involved (N=40) is small, the curriculum development and teaching implications of the findings, if shown to be widespread, are important.

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Title: What's new in commerce?

Author: Fleming, Neil Donald
Subject:  Economics|Study and teaching|Oceania
 Business education|Oceania
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.3, 1979
Collation: p. 36-41 ;

Abstract: [ Abstract not available ]

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Title: What students think about good teaching : an exploratory survey at the University of the South Pacific

Author: Landbeck, Roger
Subject:  The University of the South Pacific|Students
 College teaching|Evaluation|Oceania
 College teachers|Rating of|Oceania
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.36, vol.19, no.1, 1997
Collation: p. 17-30 ;

Abstract: Landbeck reports on very interesting research being pursued at the University of the South Pacific to discover students’ perceptions of what constitutes good teaching. Among other aspects, students highlighted lecturers’ good communication and interpersonal skills as being important for their learning. The article also suggests that the conception of teaching-learning at the U.S.P. may be mainly one of transmission-reception of knowledge and suggests how this may be expanded so that greater exploration of ideas occur.

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Title: What worth small rural schools?

Author: Singh, Gurmit
Subject:  Education, Rural|Oceania
 Rural schools|Oceania
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.16, vol.8, no.1/2, 1986
Collation: p. 25-38 ;

Abstract: [ Abstract not available ]

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Title: Why non-formal education in Fiji?

Author: Kedrayate, Akanisi
Subject:  Non-formal education|Fiji
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.44, vol.23, no.1, 2001
Collation: p. 75-95 ;

Abstract: This article examines the emergence of Non Formal Education (NFE) in Fiji, its current provision and the potential for school-based programmes. This requires an examination of the various learning systems and, in particular, the development of the formal education system, how it has acquired its high status and value in Fiji, and the inherent problems which have emerged. This article also provides a background discussion of the pre-colonial to postindependence education and the limitations of the formal schooling system.

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Title: Withdrawal of the New Zealand university entrance and implications for the South Pacific

Author: Livingstone, Ian David
Subject:  Achievement tests|Oceania
 Educational tests and measurements|Oceania
 Educational tests and measurements|New Zealand
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.15, vol.7, no.2, 1985
Collation: p. 82-89 ;

Abstract: [ Abstract not available ]

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Title: Women and education : the Fiji situation

Author: Kamikamica, Esiteri
Subject:  Women|Education|Fiji
 Women teachers|Fiji
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.12, 1984
Collation: p. 1-14 ;

Abstract: [ Abstract not available ]

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Title: Women's education : Pacific overview, 1994

Author: Fairbairn-Dunlop, Peggy
Subject:  Women|Education|Oceania
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.30, vol.16, no.1, 1994
Collation: p. 55-68 ;

Abstract: The author provides valuable data and information on Pacific women’s educational opportunities, and convincingly argues for greater access to all levels of education, but particularly to higher education.

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Title: Workplace basic education, the first chance

Author: Jones, Adele M.E.
Subject:  Fundamental education|Australia
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.25, vol.13, no.2, 1991
Collation: p. 38-45 ;

Abstract: [ Abstract not available ]

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Title: Writing is right for Niue

Author: Moore, Barbara, Hekau, Maihetoe
Subject:  Language experience approach in education|Niue
 Language arts (Primary)|Niue
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.12, 1984
Collation: p. 37-41 ;

Abstract: [ Abstract not available ]

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