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Curriculum and Social Inquiry

Cresantia Frances Koya Vaka'uta

2009

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Sustainable Living In The Pacific: Exploring The Role Of Multiculturalism In Teacher Education, Cresantia Frances Koya Vaka'uta Jan 2009

Sustainable Living In The Pacific: Exploring The Role Of Multiculturalism In Teacher Education, Cresantia Frances Koya Vaka'uta

Cresantia Frances Koya Vaka'uta

The Pacific is arguably one of the most diverse regions in the world, both culturally and linguistically. Although much has been said about the relationship between culture and education, the topic of multiculturalism in education is one that remains unexplored. Although sporadic discussions have occurred with reference to the fourth Pillar of „living together‟ in the Delors‟ report, much of the discourse surrounds the need to incorporate cultural knowledge and culture inclusive pedagogies into local curricula. The author is of the view that quality educational development requires an examination of multiculturalism in teacher education and training. This paper presents the ...


How Do We Teach Sexual Health In The Pacific Classroom?, Cresantia Frances Koya Vaka'uta Dec 2008

How Do We Teach Sexual Health In The Pacific Classroom?, Cresantia Frances Koya Vaka'uta

Cresantia Frances Koya Vaka'uta

Paper developed for Teachers’ Curriculum Skills Workshop on SRHE in Fiji and Tonga 2009 – 2010 “Sensitizing teachers to the teaching of Sexual and Reproductive Health in the Pacific”. This curriculum development workshop aimed at changing mindsets and providing some basic skills in developing cultural appropriate and faith-based activities using (a) Integrated Across-the-curriculum approach; and (b) Expressive Arts.