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A reality check: teaching practices in Fijian secondary schools

Martin, Tess K. and Sukunaivalu, M.S. and Takiveikata, S. (2015) A reality check: teaching practices in Fijian secondary schools. The Journal of Pacific Studies, 35 (3). pp. 95-107. ISSN 1011-3029

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This interpretive study of teaching practices explored the perceptions of teachers in a changing landscape in secondary schools in Fiji. Research participants engaged in focus group interviews in which they shared their teaching stories. The study found that the key issues for teachers were student-centered learning and continuous assessment. It also found that teachers were skilled and knowledgeable in pedagogy however some of their teaching practices are ineffective. It is contended that this situation is the result of inadequate support systems for teachers and in turn is perpetuating protracted change in the education system. Suggestions for teachers to develop adaptive and innovative skills that enable them to meet the changing role of teaching include a range of initiatives related to continuous professional development.

Item Type: Journal Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: teaching practices, continuous professional development, quality teaching, quality teachers, student- centered learning, internal assessment, student outcomes
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development (PACE-SD)
Depositing User: Tess Martin
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2016 22:31
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2016 03:49

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