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Making learning and teaching a richer experience: a challenge for rural Fijian primary schools

Lingam, Govinda I. and Lingam, Narsamma (2013) Making learning and teaching a richer experience: a challenge for rural Fijian primary schools. Educational Research and Reviews, 8 (21). pp. 2160-2168. ISSN 1990-3839

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    The purpose of the study was to determine teachers’ perception of the availability and adequacy of resources for the provision of a richer learning and teaching experience to children in a rural Fijian primary school. Analysis of the data gathered from the teachers shows the school to be in dire need of such resources as textbooks, science materials, library books, sports equipment and curriculum materials for creating stimulating opportunities for children and teachers. The study findings have implications not only for the quality of schooling provided to the children in rural areas but also for teachers’ professional work and the funding criteria adopted by the principal stakeholder in funding small rural schools. The implications are likely to be relevant, too, for education provision in small schools located in remote rural areas of other jurisdictions, especially in developing contexts.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
    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: Ms Shalni Sanjana
    Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2014 10:28
    Last Modified: 21 Jun 2016 14:52

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