Title: Values in primary education Author: Singh, Gurmit
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.29, vol.15, no.2, 1993
|Subject: || Multicultural education|Fiji|
Collation: p. 40-51 ;
Abstract: The author highlights the nature of primary education and curriculum first and then suggests that in all curriculum matters we need to cherish excellence, creativity and multiculturalism. In terms of values in primary curriculum, he suggests we seriously consider the implications of multiculturalism. He proposes to show how values based on our understanding of teaching and learning, childhood, culture and knowledge (and other related areas) are all linked to the quality of primary multiculturalism. While it is not easy to assess the quality of primary education (Baba, 1985), we can at least begin by asking relevant questions, such as: Does it cater for children’s personal development and promote such qualities as inquiry and creativity? Does it promote excellence in basic skills of numeracy and literacy? Does it reflect a deep understanding of, and respect for, the multiculturalism that characterises our society? And, does it possess the capacity for developing social skills, understanding and values in children that are in harmony with the nature of Fiji’s multicultural society?
Title: Verbs of breaking in the Langalanga language, Solomon Islands Author: Damatalau, Claire
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.43, vol.22, no.2, 2000
|Subject: || Langalanga language|Semantics|
Collation: p. 27-34 ;
Abstract: Claire Damutalau, a BEd student enrolled in a semantics course, chose to describe the very rich semantic field of Verbs of breaking in the LangaLanga language. LangaLanga, one of over 60 languages of Solomon Islands, is her first language. She is currently teaching on Waimapuru, one of the outer islands in the group.