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Culture inclusive curriculum and sustainable living in Fiji

Koya, Cresantia F. (2014) Culture inclusive curriculum and sustainable living in Fiji. UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    Culture has for too long been marginalized in education and research. Pacific peoples including Fijians have been conditioned to believe that the formal education system and in particular basic education is primarily about subject-based learning for two main pathways (a) higher education or academia; and, (b) employment. This human resource perspective is one that is driven by the economic development worldview and does not take into consideration issues of sustainable living. The ultimate question we therefore to ask is as always: Education for what and whom? This presentation examines the need for the integration of culture and culturally inclusive curriculum in Fiji. It explores the idea of sustainable living as life skills based education grounded in resilience literacies designed specifically for Fiji. It concludes with a reflection on the possible development of an indigenous approach through an iTaukei Studies programme and a multicultual approach through a Fijian Studies programme in Fiji schools.

    Item Type: Other
    Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
    L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
    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: Cresantia Koya-Vakauta
    Date Deposited: 26 May 2014 16:09
    Last Modified: 20 Sep 2016 15:54
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/7363
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