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Educational Reforms and Implications on Teachers’ World of Work: Perspectives of Fijian Primary Teachers

Lingam, Govinda I. and Lingam, Narsamma and Lalesh, Sharma (2017) Educational Reforms and Implications on Teachers’ World of Work: Perspectives of Fijian Primary Teachers. The Australian Journal of Teacher Education , 42 (1). pp. 19-35. ISSN 1835-517X

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    Abstract

    This preliminary study reports on educational changes and its impact on primary teachers’ world of work in Fiji. Data were gathered from 38 primary teachers, using a questionnaire of Likert scale items and open-ended questions aiming to identify the intensity of the changes that have occurred in their work. The data analysis reveals the educational reforms as having intensified the work of teachers. In this regard, the principal stakeholder needs to be mindful of cumulative ongoing changes, to avoid any serious ramifications for teachers’ workload and in turn children’s learning outcomes. Teachers themselves highlighted the need for future changes to include more opportunities for continuous professional development to enable them to cope well with new demands of work. Implications of the study’s findings are also pertinent to other developing contexts such as those in the Pacific region and beyond because of ongoing transformations occurring in education systems worldwide

    Item Type: Journal Article
    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 > LB2361 Curriculum
    Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > School of Education
    Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture and Pacific Studies
    Depositing User: Repo Editor
    Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2017 12:33
    Last Modified: 13 Apr 2017 12:33
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/9742
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