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Directions: Journal of Educational Studies Pacific Curriculum Network
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Title: Decentralisation of educational administration as a strategy for achieving equity and providing for diversity

Author: Velayutham, Thillainayakam
Subject:  Educational equalization|Oceania
 Schools|Decentralization|Oceania
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.16, vol.8, no.1/2, 1986
Collation: p. 60-67 ;

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Title: Delivering education in integrated water resources management across the oceania region

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Subject:  Distance education
 Water|Management
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies vol.27, no.2, 2005
Collation: 1-11;

Abstract: Limited water resources on many islands are highly vulnerable to over-exploitation and pollution, and are affected by climate change and variability. Island physical environments, together with isolation and remoteness, and a range of socio-cultural traditions, all combine to present many challenges to good governance for sustainable water management. This paper outlines the need for an integrated water resources management training programme in the Pacific, and presents an overview of the curriculum. Challenges faced in delivering the programme in a flexible and multi-modal format to students across the vast Oceania region are discussed.

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Title: Determining effectiveness in a higher education institution

Author: Denek, Kazimierz
Subject:  Education, Higher|Aims and objectives
 Education, Higher|Evaluation
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies vol.11, no.1, 1989
Collation: p. 64-72 ;

Abstract: [ Abstract not available ]

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Title: Developing an environmental science curriculum for Tuvalu

Author: Va'a, Leatuailevao Ruby, Behrend, Monica
Subject:  Environmental education|Education|Tuvalu|Curricula
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies vol.9, no.2, 1987
Collation: p. 103-115 ;

Abstract: [ Abstract not available ]

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Title: Developing a school vision statement : a Fiji case study

Author: Rogovakalali, Remesio, Booth, Edward O.
Subject:  Education|Aims and objectives|Fiji
 Mission statements|Fiji
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.38, vol.20, no.1, 1998
Collation: p. 34-47 ;

Abstract: The authors raise a vital issue for all schools and for educational institutions generally. This report on a workshop which helped school principals develop vision statements is of a practical as well as potentially professionally enriching nature.

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Title: Developing understanding in physics through better questions

Author: Muralidhar, Srinivasiah
Subject:  Physics|Study and teaching
 Science|Language
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.28, vol.15, no.1, 1993
Collation: p. 38-48 ;

Abstract: The main focus of the paper is to stress the importance of asking questions that call for application and analysis, and to show how such questions can be used to promote pupils’ understanding in physics. In addition, such questions, by requiring students to clarify their lines of reasoning, also develop their ability to communicate their thinking verbally. Our ultimate aim in all this should be to convey to pupils the beauty of theories, experiments and problems in physics, to make the subject enjoyable and exciting to them, and thereby encourage more students to take up physics at secondary and tertiary levels. For this to happen, we must create structures that encourage professional dialogue and interaction among secondary teachers, university, physicists, curriculum advisers and teacher educators.

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Title: Dictionary use as a way of learning vocabulary in SLA : a preliminary study

Author: Songhao, Liu
Subject:  English language|Dictionaries
 Second language acquisition
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.36, vol.19, no.1, 1997
Collation: p. 82-99 ;

Abstract: Liu Songhao reports on a study which counteracts a view held by some second language acquisition scholars that guessing is a better strategy for acquiring vocabulary than is referring to a dictionary. Songhao’s research indicated that both strategies can be helpful and may also be complementary.

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Title: Distance beyond measure : a view from and of the Pacific

Author: Matthewson, Claire
Subject:  University extension|Oceania
 Distance education|Oceania
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.31, vol.16, no.2, 1994
Collation: p. 29-35 ;

Abstract: The author explores a range of challenges facing a provider of distance education in the region served by the University of the South Pacific.

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Title: Distance education in the 1990s : a review of a recent trend

Author: Mugridge, Ian
Subject:  Distance education
 University cooperation
 Distance education|Computer-assisted instruction
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies vol.11, no.2, 1989
Collation: p. 60-63 ;

Abstract: [ Abstract not available ]

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Title: Does educational research have any impact on educational policy and practice?

Author: Bates, Richard
Subject:  Education and state|Australia
 Education|Research
 Educational planning
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies vol.24, no.2, 2002
Collation: 1 - 9;

Abstract: This paper is an examination of recent Australian reports on the impact of educational research on policy and practice. The author draws several conclusions from the reports, one of which is that the relationships between research and practice, while often indirect, are both significant and numerous.

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Title: Dr. James Maraj's valedictory address to the University.

Author: Maraj, James Ajodhya
Subject:  The University of the South Pacific
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.8, 1982
Collation: p. 17-28 ;

Abstract: Address given at USP by Dr. James Maraj on 24 May 1982.

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Title: Drama methods in teaching English to fifth and sixth forms

Author: Hereniko, Vilsoni Tausie
Subject:  English language|Study and teaching|Foreign speakers
 Drama in education|Fiji
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies vol.10, no.2, 1988
Collation: p. 71-81 ;

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