Welcome to Directions: Journal of Education Studies

Directions: Journal of Educational Studies was first published in 1978 by the Institute of Education at the University of the South Pacific (USP). It is a unique journal, providing an avenue for the publication of essays, research findings, book reviews, conference papers, best practice and critical comments by people involved in the educational sphere in the Pacific region.

Many changes have taken place in the field of education in the Pacific since 1978, and these are reflected in articles by leading educators in the region. Increasingly, the voice is the voice of Pacific Islanders, as educators in the region promote a Pacific approach to education.

The figurehead motif is based on a nineteenth century carving of a ship's prow from Choiseul, Solomon Islands. It signifies forward movement. If you wish to contribute an article, please look at the Guidelines for Contributors.

Pacific Curriculum Network (PCN) is a biannual bulletin that the Institute of Education and the Department of Education at USP published between 1992 and 2004. It sought to develop and promote a network of institutions and individuals in the Pacific involved in curriculum development work. In 2005, the Editorial Board decided to combine PCN with Directions: Journal of Educational Studies in order to broaden the scope of Directions to include articles on best practice. Volumes 1 – 13 of PCN have been digitised.

Editorial Board

The editorial board has changed over the years as its members moved away from the region and new ones joined. The current board has the following members:

Konai Helu Thaman, School of Education, University of the South Pacific; Srinivasiah Muralidhar, University of Fiji; Kabini Sanga, School of Education Studies, Victoria University of Wellington; Teweiariki Teaero, School of Education, University of the South Pacific; Narottam Bhindi, Department of Administrative, Higher and Adult Education Studies, University of New England, Armidale, Australia; France Mugler, School of Language, Arts and Media, University of the South Pacific and Francis Mangubhai, formerly of the Department of Higher Education, University of Southern Queensland, Australia.

Subscription Details

Within the USP region the annual rate is FD$15.00, and elsewhere it is FD$30.00, not including airmail postage, which depends on weight and destination.

Contact Details

Send all correspondence concerning Directions: Journal of Educational Studies* to: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies, Institute of Education, University of the South Pacific, Tonga Campus, PO BOX 278, ‘ATELE, TONGA.

Phone: + 676 29-055, + 676 29-054, + 676 29-789
Fax: + 676 30-192, + 676 29-249
IOE Website:

Directions Journal of Educational Studies 1011-5B46 and Pacific Curriculum Network 1562-4706


The digitisation of Directions: Journal of Educational Studies and Pacific Curriculum Network was made possible through the PRIDE Project.

Pacific Regional Initiatives for the Delivery of basic Education
The PRIDE Project is implemented by the Institute of Education at USP and is jointly funded by the European Union and NZAID through the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat.

PRIDE serves Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

University of the South Pacific European Union NZAID Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat

Open Source, Open Access

Directions: Journal of Educational Studies uses open-source Greenstone software, designed specifically for digital libraries. Greenstone was developed with UNESCO support at the University of Waikato. Software and website development is by DL Consulting and Enlighten Designs.