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Pacific Curriculum Network vol.11, no.1, 2002

Title: Summaries of reports from Pacific Island nations

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Subject:  Government aid to education
 Educational assistance|Oceania
Volume: Pacific Curriculum Network vol.11, no.1, 2002
Collation: 3;

Abstract: These reports summarise the current situation regarding education in the Pacific countries, their current aid programmes and projects requiring assistance. The papers were presented by country representatives who attended the USP's Institute of Education's Advisory Seminar and Donor's Meeting held in April, 2002. The theme of this meeting was "Forging partnerships for the enhancement of educational quality in the South Pacific".

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Title: Introduction and recommendations: extracts from tree of opportunity re-thinking Pacific education, the edited papers presented at a colloquium on re-thinking pacific education

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Subject:  Pacific Islanders|Education
 Education|Oceania
Volume: Pacific Curriculum Network vol.11, no.1, 2002
Collation: 12;

Abstract: Tree of Opportunity is an anthology of edited papers presented at a Colloquium on Re-thinking Pacific Education held in April, 2001 at the University of the South Pacific. The introduction discusses the reasons for needing to 're-think' Pacific education and describes the challenges facing educators today. The recommendations were formulated by those who attended the colloquium.

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Title: Culture in the curriculum : a contribution to nation building

Author: Kedrayate, Akanisi
Subject:  Multicultural education|Fiji
 Nationalism|Fiji
Volume: Pacific Curriculum Network vol.11, no.1, 2002
Collation: p. 19-23 ;

Abstract: The school curriculum has a central role to play in the interrelationship between education and cultural development. Attempts to integrate multi-cultural issues into the curriculum have been made, but their success has so far been limited. In order to increase respect, tolerance and empathy for one another among the members of Fiji's ethnic groups, a greater effort must be made by education planners. Some recommendations are put forward as ways of achieving this.

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Title: Extending the reach of schools

Author: Veramu, Joseph C.
Subject:  Dropouts|Fiji
 Education|Fiji
Volume: Pacific Curriculum Network vol.11, no.1, 2002
Collation: p. 24-27 ;

Abstract: Fiji's school system is failing to be inclusive in terms of educating all students for successful citizenship. There are still far too many who leave school early and have not been taught the skills needed to earn a livelihood. This article looks at some ways of reducing the drop-out rate and offers suggestion on how to better prepare students for life after school.

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Title: Better ways to the teaching of personal writing

Author: Ali, Shirleen Aziza
Subject:  English language|Composition and exercises|Study and teaching
Volume: Pacific Curriculum Network vol.11, no.1, 2002
Collation: p. 28-30 ;

Abstract: Teachers of language will be interested in this article, especially if they have lost enthusiasm or are experiencing 'teacher's block' when it comes to teaching writing. The author surveys several ways of teaching writing with the objective of getting children to enjoy it and become proficent writers.

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Title: The importance of reading as a means of acquiring language

Author: Saunivalu, Elena
Subject:  Reading
 Language acquisition
Volume: Pacific Curriculum Network vol.11, no.1, 2002
Collation: p. 31-33 ;

Abstract: This article surveys some of the major research into and conclusions about the value of reading in helping children acquire a second language. It suggest that it is time for schools to recommit their resources to improving their school libraries since the benefits will be seen across the curriculum.

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