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The education Pacific Islands children deserve: The Learn and Play Project in the Solomon Islands

Maebuta, Jack (2011) The education Pacific Islands children deserve: The Learn and Play Project in the Solomon Islands. International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 10 (2). pp. 99-112. ISSN 1443-1475

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    Abstract

    The Learn and Play Project was initiated by Solomon Islands Football Federation and aimed at educating and providing football skills training for primary school dropouts. The aim of this paper is to report the implementation of the programme in a case study school.Because the project is still being implemented, this paper is not intended to provide a rigorous evaluation of the project's activities. Rather, this case study research investigates students' perception of the project.The key findings of the study include improvements in students' confidence, esteem and academic performance. The project also has motivated the students to face the future with hope and determination and they have set future plans which are aligned to the vision of the project.The article concludes with a discussion of implications for policy, practice and further research.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: education for the disadvantaged, education aid, peace education, Solomon Islands
    Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
    Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > School of Education
    Depositing User: Jack Maebuta
    Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2013 17:42
    Last Modified: 26 Aug 2013 17:42
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/6316
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