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Title: Economic curricula in South Pacific high schools : what should they include?

Author: Horsley, Mike
Subject:  Educational anthropology|Oceania
 Economics|Study and teaching (Secondary)|Oceania
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.7, 1981
Collation: p. 47-54 ;

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Title: Educational administration in small states

Author: Bray, Mark
Subject:  School management and organization|States, Small
 Education|States, Small|Public administration
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.27, vol.14, no.2, 1992
Collation: p. 66-73 ;

Abstract: [ Abstract not available ]

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Title: Educational aid in the South Pacific : a look at priorities

Author: Hindson, Colin E.
Subject:  Educational assistance, Australian |Oceania
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies vol.9, no.1, 1987
Collation: p. 26-41 ;

Abstract: [ Abstract not available ]

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Title: Educational aims and objectives : the case of the Cook Islands

Author: Kauraka, Kauraka
Subject:  Education and state|Cook Islands
 Education|Cook Islands
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.12, 1984
Collation: 33-36 p. ;

Abstract: [ Abstract not available ]

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Title: Educational planning

Author: Tavola, Helen Goodwill
Subject:  PRIDE Project (Fiji)
 Educational planning|Oceania
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies vol.30, no.1-2, 2008
Collation: 1 -6;

Abstract: This volume of Directions: Journal of Educational Studies brings to readers the strategic plans for education of four small islands states in the Pacific.Niue, Nauru, Tokelau and Tuvalu.and an introductory chapter by Dr Helen Tavola, Social Policy Advisor for the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS). The Forum Basic Education Action Plan (FBEAP, now the Pacific Education Framework, PEDF) is a regional plan for education and the Pacific Initiatives for the Delivery of basic Education (PRIDE) Project is the main vehicle of implementation of FBEAP. Assisting counties with education planning has been a key part of the work of PRIDE. Dr Tavola.s chapter elaborates on the development of FBEAP and PRIDE and highlights the role education strategic plans play in strengthening the capacity of each Ministry of Education to plan and deliver quality basic education. The chapter focuses on the unique challenges faced by small island states in addressing the capacity constraints in implementing the FBEAP/PEDF and their national educations strategic plans. The editors are very grateful to the Directors of Education in Nauru, Niue, Tokelau and Tuvalu for permission to print their plans in this volume.

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Title: Educational planning in the Pacific a way forward

Author: Fua, Seu'ula Falelalava J.
Subject:  Educational leadership
 PRIDE Project (Fiji)
 Educational planning|Oceania
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies vol.28, no.1-2, 2006
Collation: 39 - 55;

Abstract: Chapter 9 of Pacific Education Series Book 1: Educational Planning in the Pacific: principles and guidelines, edited by Priscilla Puamau and G.R. (Bob) Teasdale. As critical friend of the Pacific Regional Initiatives for the Delivery of Basic Education (PRIDE) regional workshop on educational planning held in 2004 in Fiji, the author discusses some of the important issues that arose in the course of the workshop and suggests that research into leadership, administration, organisations and planning will help in making decisions for the future.

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Title: Educational radio : directions for the Pacific

Author: Reddy, Sachida
Subject:  Radio in education|Oceania
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.3, 1979
Collation: p. 18-24 ;

Abstract: [ Abstract not available ]

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Title: Educational relevance and rural development

Author: Foster, Philip J.
Subject:  Educational sociology|Oceania
 Education|Social aspects|Oceania
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.6, 1981
Collation: p. 1-6 ;

Abstract: [ Abstract not available ]

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Title: Educational resources in Solomon Islands

Author: Hallein, Joe
Subject:  Resource programs (Education)|Solomon Islands
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.14, vol.7, no.1, 1985
Collation: p. 28-36 ;

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Title: Education and indigenous Fijians : challenges, the year 2000 and beyond

Author: Nabobo-Baba, Unaisi
Subject:  Academic achievement|Fiji
 Affirmative action programs|Fiji
 Fijians|Education|Fiji
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.44, vol.23, no.1, 2001
Collation: p. 56-74 ;

Abstract: Over the four decades or so since the 1969 Education Commission, Fijian education has become a major issue, not only amongst Fijians but also in the nation as a whole. The need to address issues pertaining to the education of Fijians cannot be overemphasised. Baba (1983) points out that peaceful coexistence of all races in Fiji, as well as national development, depends on how this significant issue is addressed by the government of the day and other stakeholders. Indeed, the extent to which Fijians are educated may determine how well they can exist in a modern economy. Education is now widely acknowledged by Fijians as the vehicle to modernity. The performance of Fijians in public examinations has been adversely compared to the performance of Indo-Fijians and other ethnic groups. There is an obvious need to scrutinise the reasons for this. Also, the nature of external examinations needs scrutiny. A brief discussion of both is provided in the paper.

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Title: Education and privilege in the South Pacific

Author: Kaye, Tom Barrington
Subject:  Education|Oceania
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.16, vol.8, no.1/2, 1986
Collation: p. 109-117 ;

Abstract: [ Abstract not available ]

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Title: Education crisis in the South Seas

Author: Helu, 'I Futa
Subject:  Pacific Islanders|Education
 Educational anthropology|Oceania
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.5, 1980
Collation: p. 17-21 ;

Abstract: [ Abstract not available ]

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Title: Education, equity and cultural diversity in "plural" societies

Author: Bacchus, M. K. (M. Kazim)
Subject:  Pluralism (Social sciences)|Developing countries
 Multicultural education|Developing countries
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies vol.11, no.2, 1989
Collation: p. 12-32 ;

Abstract: [ Abstract not available ]

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Title: Education for a pluralistic world

Author: Subramani
Subject:  Pluralism (Social sciences)|Fiji
 Multicultural education|Fiji
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies vol.11, no.1, 1989
Collation: p. 19-26 ;

Abstract: [ Abstract not available ]

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Title: Education for small business : an option for South Pacific schools

Author: Mudogo, Ernest N. N., Jones, Adele M.E.
Subject:  Business education|Oceania
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.30, vol.16, no.1, 1994
Collation: p. 31-40 ;

Abstract: The authors look at the issue of unemployment facing Pacific youth today. They note that the previous approaches to resolving short-term unemployment problems are no longer reliable. Even regional migration is less of a viable option. They then provide useful insights into how to better teach business in Pacific schools. Among their recommendations is one which reflects the ongoing concern for culturally appropriate educational strategies.

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Title: Education for unemployment

Author: Udagama, Prem
Subject:  Labor supply|Effect of education on
 Education|Fiji
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.3, 1979
Collation: p. 14-17 ;

Abstract: Script for a radio talk, "In my view" broadcast over Radio Fiji on Wednesday, 15th May, 1979.

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Title: Education for what

Author: Ramphal, Shridath Surendranath
Subject:  Economic development|Effect of education on
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.3, 1979
Collation: p. 1-6 ;

Abstract: Keynote address delivered at the Conference of Vice-Chancellors of Commonwealth Universities Mona, Jamaica, 26th March 1979.

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Title: Education in Fiji since independence : book review

Author: Whitehead, Clive, Mangubhai, Francis
Subject:  Education and state|History|Fiji
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies vol.9, no.1, 1987
Collation: p. 82-83 ;

Abstract: [ Abstract not available ]

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Title: Education with production : the world of work and small enterprise development for formal and nonformal education

Author: Jones, Adele M.E.
Subject:  Business education|Indonesia
 Business and education|Indonesia
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.41, vol.21, no.2, 1999
Collation: p. 69-82 ;

Abstract: This article introduces production units and small enterprise development in Indonesian vocational-technical schools and training institutions. It sets these developments against a background of a country which has experienced a massive economic downturn, a social environment characterised by redundancy in the formal labour sector and growing unemployment amongst secondary vocational-school leavers, and a political situation which remains fragile, at best. Selected small enterprises which are being developed by a vocational training centre and senior vocational secondary schools in the midst of this turmoil are described in the second part of this paper. The development of these enterprises raises questions for countries in similar situations and provides a model which could be adapted for other countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Title: Emerging issues in inclusive education

Author: McCullough, Rebekah
Subject:  Educational planning|Oceania
 Children with disabilities|Education|Oceania
 Inclusive education
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies vol.29, no.1-2, 2007
Collation: 41 - 55;

Abstract: Chapter 13 of Pacific Education Series Book 6: Inclusive education in the Pacific, edited by Priscilla Puamau and Frances Pene. As critical friend of the regional workshop on inclusive education in the Pacific held in Fiji in 2007, the author takes a critical look at the workshop presentations and the discussions about inclusive education issues, such as the controversy about special versus inclusive education for children with disabilities. She then outlines her ideas regarding the way forward for inclusive education in the Pacific.

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Title: English and the relevance of other subjects

Author: Brosnahan, Leonard Francis
Subject:  English language|Study and teaching
 Language arts|Correlation with content subjects
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.5, 1980
Collation: p. 5-16 ;

Abstract: [ Abstract not available ]

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Title: English language support programmes at the University of the South Pacific

Author: Khan, Veena
Subject:  The University of the South Pacific|Centre for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching
 English language|Study and teaching (Higher)|Oceania
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.42, vol.22, no.1, 2000
Collation: p. 37-52 ;

Abstract: The University of the South Pacific draws its students from one of the most linguistically diverse areas of the world. It is very much aware of the English language problems faced by its students who, on commencing tertiary studies, are required to deal with complex and linguistically challenging material and are often unable to do so competently. This paper looks at the linguistic background, difficulties and language needs of first year students, and the English language programmes that have been mounted to alleviate these problems. It evaluates these programmes, gauging their success in helping students bridge the gap from high school to tertiary studies, and considers additional measures that are required to improve the language support strategies currently in place.

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Title: Environmental education as a basis for ecololgical development in the Pacific Islands

Author: Thaman, Randolph Robert
Subject:  Environmental policy|Oceania
 Environmental education|Oceania
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies vol.9, no.2, 1987
Collation: p. 89-102 ;

Abstract: [ Abstract not available ]

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Title: Environmental education in Fiji schools

Author: Choy, Sarojni
Subject:  Environmental education|Education|Fiji|Curricula
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies vol.9, no.2, 1987
Collation: p. 121-125 ;

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Title: Environmental education in Kiribati : constraints and future prospects

Author: Taylor, Neil
Subject:  Environmental education|Study and teaching|Kiribati
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.26, vol.14, no.1, 1992
Collation: p. 69-78 ;

Abstract: [ Abstract not available ]

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Title: Environmental education in the South Pacific

Author: Bryant, Jenny
Subject:  Conservation of natural resources|Study and teaching
 Environmental education|Oceania
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.14, vol.7, no.1, 1985
Collation: p. 13-27 ;

Abstract: [ Abstract not available ]

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Title: Equity in, and access to, what kind of education?: some issues for consideration in the Pacific Islands

Author: Thaman, Konaiholeva Helu
Subject:  Education|Aims and objectives|Oceania
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.39, vol.20, no.2, 1998
Collation: p. 3-21 ;

Abstract: Konai Helu Thaman’s article discusses the ‘big picture’, the need for educators in all Pacific Island countries to make the teaching/learning process more aware of and sensitive to the cultural context in which it takes place. This is necessary in order to improve equity and access in education. It is, however, a challenge because of the legacy of western pedagogy which has dominated the formal education systems in the Pacific for so long, and the increasing influence of the industrialised world in so many spheres of life.

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Title: Eutia moa mai nanoa: navigating currents of literacy and numeracy in the Pacific

Author: Teaero, Teweiariki
Subject:  PRIDE Project (Fiji)
 Literacy|Oceania
 Numeracy|Oceania
 Literacy|Pacific Area
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies vol.28, no.1-2, 2006
Collation: 98-120;

Abstract: This article is based on Chapter 13 of Pacific Education Series Book 4: The basics of learning; literacy and numeracy in the Pacific, edited by Priscilla Puamau and Frances Pene. The author was critical friend at the regional workshop co-organised by Pacific Regional Initiatives for the Delivery of basic Education (PRIDE) held in Tonga in 2006. It was attended by senior curriculum and teacher professional development officers in the fields of literacy and mathematics at the primary level from 15 Pacific countries. In this chapter, the author discusses their presentations and the issues that were discussed at the workshop.

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Title: Examination changes in Fiji

Author: Singh, Gurmit
Subject:  Academic achievement|Fiji
 Educational tests and measurements|Fiji
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.15, vol.7, no.2, 1985
Collation: p. 114-119 ;

Abstract: [ Abstract not available ]

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Title: Examinations and external assessment in social science in the third world : the case of economics for economic development

Author: Muma, Patrick A.
Subject:  Social sciences|Study and teaching (Higher)|Developing countries
 Education|Aims and objectives|Developing countries
 Educational planning|Developing countries
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies vol.10, no.2, 1988
Collation: p. 103-124 ;

Abstract: [ Abstract not available ]

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Title: Examining English examinations

Author: Benson, Cliff J.
Subject:  English language|Ability testing|Oceania
 English language|Study and teaching (Secondary)|Oceania|Evaluation
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.15, vol.7, no.2, 1985
Collation: p. 120-126 ;

Abstract: [ Abstract not available ]

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Title: Exploring yalomatua : Fijian education and the missing link

Author: Nabobo-Baba, Unaisi
Subject:  Education|Social aspects|Fiji
 Educational anthropology|Fiji
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.30, vol.16, no.1, 1994
Collation: p. 41-54 ;

Abstract: The author explores the Fijian concept of yalomatua. It is hoped that her article will inspire other Pacific Island academics to submit similar articles which will contribute to the much needed knowledge of what indigenous concepts and/or values could be drawn on to improve educational quality in our region. =504 00

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Title: Extension studies at the University of the South Pacific : an agenda for research

Author: Wallace, J. P.
Subject:  The University of the South Pacific|Extension Services
 University extension|Research|Oceania
 Distance education|Research|Oceania
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies vol.12, no.1, 1990
Collation: p. 29-36 ;

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Title: Extracts from a report of the New Zealand Committee of Inquiry into Curriculum, Assessment and Qualifications in Forms 5 to 7

Author: Wendt, Jennifer
Subject:  Educational tests and measurements|New Zealand
 Educational tests and measurements|Oceania
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.15, vol.7, no.2, 1985
Collation: p. 90-92 ;

Abstract: [ Abstract not available ]

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