Education Around the World: Education in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific

Editor: Crossley,Michael, Hancock Greg and Sprague,Terra
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: Bloomsbury

ISBN: 978-1-62356-785-9
Category: Social Sciences - Education
Image Count: 8
Book Status: Pending
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This book provides an up-to-date and well-grounded analysis of education in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, including Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu. Leading writers from throughout this region identify contemporary educational challenges, issues, and priorities while drawing upon their own ongoing empirical research. Key themes include the impact of international trends and developments; educational reform and the quality of education; indigenous learning; inclusivity; aid and development co-operation; and the changing role and place of tertiary education. Detailed studies of specific educational systems and developments are considered in the light of broader analyses that run throughout the volume.

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Table of Contents

  • Series Editor's Preface - Colin Brock
  • Foreword - Akanisi Kedrayate
  • Notes on Contributors
  • Education in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific: Challenges, Issues and Priorities - Terra Sprague, Michael Crossley and Greg Hancock
  • 1 Australia: An Overview - Phillip McKenzie and Paul Weldon
  • 2 Federalism in Australian Education - Anthony Welch
  • 3 Australia: Finance, Quality and Participation in Postsecondary Education - Gerald Burke
  • 4 Australia: Aboriginal Education - Anthony Welch, Patricia Konigsberg and Judith Rochecouste and Glenys Collard
  • 5 New Zealand: The Politics of National Standards in Primary Schools - Gregory Lee and Howard Lee
  • 6 New Zealand: Inclusive Education and Children with Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties - Garry Hornby
  • 7 New Zealand: Māori Education in Aotearoa - Te Kawehau Hoskins and Elizabeth McKinley
  • 8 Aid to Pacific Education: From Projects to SWAps - Hilary Tolley and Eve Coxon
  • 9 Pacific Island Countries: An Overview - Konai Helu Thaman
  • 10 Papua New Guinea: Inclusive Education - Guy Le Fanu and Kapa Kelep-Malpo
  • 11 Fiji: Evolution of Education from Colonial to Modern Times - Akhila Nand Sharma, Steven J. Coombs and Subhas Chandra and Manueli Sagaitu
  • 12 Melanesia: An Overview - Salanieta Bakalevu, Jeremy Dorovolomo and Alfred Liligeto
  • 13 Polynesia: In Search of Quality Education - Seu‘ula Johansson-Fua
  • 14 Micronesia: An Overview of the Federated States of Micronesia - Robert Underwood, Robert Andreas and Unaisi Nabobo-Baba
  • 15 Pacific Island Countries: Improving Educational Reach with Information and Communications Technology - Govinda Ishwar Lingam, Shikha Raturi and Kisione Finau