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Introduction: contributing to dialogue about Pacific Islands educational issues

Dorovolomo, Jeremy and Lingam, Govinda I. (2020) Introduction: contributing to dialogue about Pacific Islands educational issues. In: Leadership, Community Partnerships and Schools in the Pacific Islands: Implications for Quality Education. Springer Nature, Singapore, pp. 1-12. ISBN 978-981-15-6482-6

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Abstract

This edited book engages with topics ranging across the educational spectrum from school to university and includes perspectives from a wide range of stakeholders including leaders, teachers, parents and students. Some of the pressing concerns within Pacific Island educational systems continue to be literacy, numeracy and educational leadership. This book presents research which specifically addresses these topics. This volume aims to contribute to the ongoing rich dialogue about Pacific Islands’ educational issues in order to help forge positive and healthy school ecosystems that values equality, diversity, community engagement, fruitful citizenship, proactive school leadership and valuable student learning that drives an educated Pacific Islands population into the future. Overcoming educational issues can, in part, be facilitated through the Pacific approach of Talanga. The chapters here are a collection of articles presented at Talanga: The School of Education Seminar Series, at The University of the South Pacific. The lead editor of this volume serves as Convener of the seminar series, and when this current volume was compiled, the seminar series was at its 121st session. This current volume is the second edited book from the seminar series. Talanga is a Tongan concept and word, imbuing purposeful interaction, dialogue and collaboration.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-6483-3_1
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > School of Education
Depositing User: Ms Shalni Sanjana
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2020 10:16
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2020 10:43
URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/12231
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