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Title: Case studies in educational administration : book review.

Author: Weeks, Pamela, Weeks, John
Subject:  School management and organization|Case studies|Commonwealth countries
 School management and organization|Case studies|Oceania
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.8, 1982
Collation: p. 44-45 ;

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Title: Changing responsibilities in parenting the Pacific child

Author: Finau, Sitaleki A.
Subject:  Children|Social conditions|Oceania
 Child rearing|Oceania
 Parenting|Oceania
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.28, vol.15, no.1, 1993
Collation: p. 49-59 ;

Abstract: The responsibilities in parenting the Pacific child have changed. These have occurred as much as a result of social changes, as they are due to current physical changes. This paper is a personal perspective, addressing the varied responsibilities of parenting and discussing the direction and speed of change, and how these may be modified to conserve the identity of Pacific Islanders and to strengthen their societies.

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Title: Children and the future of the Pacific Islands : improved childhood health and education as a basis for sustainable development

Author: Thaman, Randolph Robert
Subject:  Children|Social conditions|Oceania
 Economic development|Health aspects|Oceania
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.28, vol.15, no.1, 1993
Collation: p. -18 ;

Abstract: The importance of the link between environmental degradation and poverty as the main obstacle to sustainable development for all peoples of the world is becoming increasingly clear. It is argued here that the best strategy for ensuring that development initiatives are successful in the long-term is appropriate childhood education, and that the provision of a “healthy” and environmentally-conscious upbringing for our children is one of the most important social and environmental challenges of our times. Without responsible, knowledgeable, unselfish and healthy future leaders, the prospects for Pacific societies to function on a sustainable basis, let alone develop, will be dim indeed. Paradoxically, without environmentally and culturally sustainable development, there is little hope for our children and our children’s children.

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Title: Children, computers and the internet : a guide for parents and teachers in the Pacific region

Author: Forster, Peter Michael
Subject:  Internet in education|Oceania
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies vol.24, no.1, 2002
Collation: p. 14-26 ;

Abstract: With the recent upsurge of interest and use of electronic interactive media, there has come concern about the effects of these on young people. In this paper, the author critically surveys the research that has been done, discusses the educational benefits and offers some advice for parents and teachers.

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Title: Children of hope

Author: Paterson, Katherine
Subject:  Children|Books and reading
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.34, vol.17, Special Edition, 1995
Collation: p. 64-77 ;

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Title: Classroom assessment techniques for teachers of senior science subjects

Author: Pedder, Ron, Macpherson, Colin
Subject:  Science|Study and teaching (Secondary)|Oceania|Evaluation
 Science|Ability testing|Oceania
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.26, vol.14, no.1, 1992
Collation: p. 54-68 :

Abstract: [ Abstract not available ]

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Title: Community expectations of secondary education in Tonga

Author: Thaman, Konaiholeva Helu
Subject:  Education, Secondary|Tonga
 Community and school|Tonga
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.4, 1980
Collation: p. 27-36 ;

Abstract: [ Abstract not available ]

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Title: Community resources in university teaching: the case of integrated arts at the University of the South Pacific

Author: Teaero, Teweiariki
Subject:  Activity programs in education
 Arts|Study and teaching (Higher)|Oceania
 Artists as teachers|Oceania
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies vol.25, no.1-2, 2003
Collation: 1-16;

Abstract: Any educational institution and the community it serves must, by necessity, have a symbolic existence that is mutually enriching. Part of this is the use of the community and resources therein as sources of knowledge, materials, institutions and human resources that could be positively utilised in the teaching-learning process. This paper takes a case study approach and concentrates on the use of expert craftspeople in the delivery of Integrated Arts at The University of the South Pacific. While these people do not hold formal educational qualifications conferred upon them by educational institutions, it is argued that they are legitimate experts in their specific areas of competence who have been properly taught the relevant knowledge and skills by their elders, demonstrated the proper use and applications of the knowledge and skills and have also been acknowledged as experts by their peers and community. As such, they have the requisite background considered necessary to help in the delivery of USP courses in the areas in which they specialise. The paper discusses the advantages and the issues involved in the employment of these experts as part-time tutors at the university. It is argued that these experts must continue to be employed as an integral part of contextualising the teaching process in culturally-inclusive ways.

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Title: Computer education in Fiji secondary schools : a critique

Author: Prasad, Bob S.
Subject:  Computer science|Study and teaching (Secondary)|Fiji|Evaluation
 Computers|Study and teaching (Secondary)|Fiji
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.29, vol.15, no.2, 1993
Collation: p. 52-58 ;

Abstract: The author outlines the introduction of computer education into the school curriculum in Fiji, then identifies and discusses what he thinks are the major constraints which may hinder the expansion of computer education nationally.

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Title: Computer literacy in the information age

Author: Kandlbinder, Peter
Subject:  Computers|Study and teaching (Secondary)|Fiji
 Computer science|Study and teaching (Secondary)|Fiji
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.31, vol.16, no.2, 1994
Collation: p. 67-74 ;

Abstract: Kandlbinder looks at the important topic of computers in education. He emphasises the need for appropriate use of computers and training in their operation, so that they do not quickly becomeobsolete or under-utilised.

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Title: Conditions for teaching and learning in Pacific primary schools

Author: Singh, Gurmit
Subject:  Education, Primary|Oceania
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.37, vol.19, no.2, 1997
Collation: p. 67-81 ;

Abstract: The author, with reference to the regional Basic Education and Life Skills (BELS) Programme, highlights conditions for teaching and learning that are widely shared by primary schools in the 12 countries participating in BELS, and looks closely at their impact on the professional role of teachers and the quality of education provided in primary schools. Keeping the resource constraints in mind, Singh calls for promoting more school-based teacher initiatives in solving some of the known professional deficiencies that adversely affect the quality of learning and teaching.

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Title: Constraints to effective learning and teaching in an urban school in Fiji

Author: Hoven, Linda
Subject:  Motivation in education|Fiji
 Academic achievement|Fiji
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.43, vol.22, no.2, 2000
Collation: p. 81-92 ;

Abstract: Linda Hoven, an exchange student from the United States, casts a clear yet sympathetic eye on the Constraints to effective learning and teaching in an urban school in Fiji and makes a few suggestions. Ms Hoven is now back in Alaska, where for years she earned her living by fishing.

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Title: Continuing education and the University of the South Pacific

Author: Wendt, Albert
Subject:  The University of the South Pacific|Extension Services
 Continuing education|Oceania
 Distance education|Oceania
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.4, 1980
Collation: p. 1-4 ;

Abstract: [ Abstract not available ]

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Title: Creative thinkers : a valuable asset in a developing country

Author: Maas, Jeannette P.
Subject:  Pacific Islanders|Intellectual life
 Creative ability
 Creative thinking
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.16, vol.8, no.1/2, 1986
Collation: p. 96-108 ;

Abstract: [ Abstract not available ]

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Title: Creative thinkers : a valuable asset in a developing country, part two

Author: Maas, Jeannette P.
Subject:  Pacific Islanders|Intellectual life
 Creative ability
 Creative thinking
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies vol.10, no.1, 1988
Collation: p. 42-48 ;

Abstract: [ Abstract not available ]

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Title: Critical comparisons : the case of teacher education in the United Kingdom

Author: Jenkins, David R.
Subject:  Teachers|Training of|Great Britain
 Teachers|Legal status, laws, etc|Great Britain
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.37, vol.19, no.2, 1997
Collation: p. 35-44 ;

Abstract: The author at primary and secondary teacher education in the United Kingdom in relation to the National Curriculum, contested issues of the role and status of teachers as perceived by the Teacher Training Authority, the rival claims of schools and institutions of higher education as training sites, and the practical possibilities for research-based improvements in teaching and teacher education. Jenkins also briefly analyses the strengths and limitations of teacher preparation models used in the UK and in the South Pacific.

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Title: Cultural democracy for whom? : a view from the Pacific Islands

Author: Thaman, Konaiholeva Helu
Subject:  Multicultural education|Oceania
 Educational anthropology|Oceania
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.30, vol.16, no.1, 1994
Collation: p. 3-19 ;

Abstract: Cultural democracy is a philosophical precept which recognises that the way a person communicates, relates to others, seeks support and recognition from his/her environment (incentive motivation), thinks and learns (cognition) is a product of the value system of his/her community. Furthermore, an educational environment or policy that does not recognise the individual’s right to remain identified with the culture and language of his/her group is said to be culturally undemocratic (Ramirez and Castaneda, 1974: 23). In the author’s view, cultural democracy, for most Pacific island societies, has to do with the right and the opportunity to study and learn important elements of their own cultures in schools and universities, an opportunity denied them since schools first began in the early part of the last century, because most schools were set up to transmit a foreign culture in a foreign language. She therefore wishes to make a case not only for understanding Pacific cultures, but also for including important aspects of them in the curriculum of formal education, including university, as a first step towards intercultural education and a true cultural democracy for all.

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Title: Cultural exchange and implications for education in Nauru

Author: Thompson, Leon M.
Subject:  Education|Nauru
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.9, 1982
Collation: p. 12-17 ;

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Title: Curriculum and power : the struggle for control 1982-83

Author: Brady, Patrick
Subject:  Curriculum planning
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.11, 1983
Collation: p. 6-17 ;

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Title: Curriculum as an international commodity : dilemmas of relevance and change

Author: Weeks, Sheldon G., Crossley, Michael
Subject:  Education|Aims and objectives|Developing countries
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies vol.9, no.1, 1987
Collation: p. 42-57 ;

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Title: Curriculum developers' nightmare

Author: Pohiva, S. A.
Subject:  Ecology|Education|Tonga|Curricula
 Environmental sciences|Study and teaching|Tonga
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.5, 1980
Collation: p. 2-4 ;

Abstract: [ Abstract not available ]

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Title: Curriculum development

Author: Wild, Robert
Subject:  Curriculum planning|Oceania
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.11, 1983
Collation: p. 38-44 ;

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Title: Curriculum development in Tonga : then and now

Author: Taufe'ulungaki, 'Ana Maui
Subject:  Education|Curricula|Tonga
 Curriculum planning|Tonga
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.3, 1979
Collation: p. 25-35 :

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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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Title: Curriculum problems confronting administrators of schools of special education

Author: Miller, Laurence R.
Subject:  Vocational education|Education|Australia|Curricula
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.14, vol.7, no.1, 1985
Collation: p. 37-43 ;

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Title: "Custom stories" : an experiment in the teaching of reading and language

Author: Roberts, W. Alan
Subject:  Folklore|Vanuatu
 Children|Books and reading|Vanuatu
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.6, 1981
Collation: p. 43-47 ;

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