Directions: Journal of Educational Studies

About the Journal

Directions: Journal of Educational Studies was first published in 1978 by the Institute of Education, the University of the South Pacific. It stopped publications at the end of 2008. The School of Education has taken over and housed the journal in 2016. It is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes research articles, essays, critical comments and book reviews of Pacific education.

The journal’s figurehead motif is based on a nineteenth century carving of a ship’s prow from Choiseul, Solomon Islands. It signifies forward movement.

Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief

  • Professor Govinda Ishwar Lingam, School of Education, University of the South Pacific, Fiji.

Editor

  • Dr Jeremy Dorovolomo, School of Education, University of the South Pacific, Fiji.

Editorial Advisors

  • Professor Michael Crossley, Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol, UK.
  • Professor Simon McGrath, School of Education, The University of Nottingham, UK.
  • Professor Hitendra Pillay, Faculty of Education, Queensland University of Technology, Australia.
  • Professor Mark Bray, Comparative Education Research Centre, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
  • Professor Shelleyann Scott, School of Education, University of Calgary, Canada.
  • Adjunct/Emeritus Professor Gillian Boulton-Lewis. Office of Education Research and the School of Design, Queensland University of Technology, Australia.
  • Associate Professor Kabini Sanga, Faculty of Education, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
  • Associate Professor Ann Cheryl Armstrong, School of Education, University of the South Pacific, Fiji.
  • Dr Akanisi Kedrayate, School of Education, University of the South Pacific, Fiji.
  • Dr Mesake Dakuidreketi, School of Education, University of the South Pacific, Fiji.
  • Dr Greg Burnett, College of Education of Arts, Society and Education, James Cook University, Australia.
  • Dr Rosanne Coutts, School of Health and Human Sciences, Southern Cross University, Australia.
  • Dr Krishna Raghuwaiya, School of Education, University of the South Pacific, Fiji.
  • Dr Gordon Nanau, School of Government, Development and International Affairs, University of the South Pacific, Fiji.
  • Dr Sunil Singh, School of Education, University of the South Pacific, Fiji.
  • Dr Narsamma Lingam, School of Education, University of the South Pacific, Fiji.
  • Dr Shikha Raturi, School of Education, University of the South Pacific, Fiji.
  • Dr Billy Fito’o, School of Education, University of the South Pacific, Fiji.
  • Dr Kusum Prakash, School of Education, University of the South Pacific, Fiji.
  • Dr Lavinia Tiko, School of Education, University of the South Pacific, Fiji.
  • Dr Hem Dayal, School of Education, University of the South Pacific, Fiji.
  • Dr Poonam Singh, School of Education, University of the South Pacific, Fiji.
  • Dr Patricia Rodie, School of Education, University of the South Pacific, Solomon Islands.
  • Dr Amton Mwaraksurmes, School of Education, University of the South Pacific, Vanuatu.
  • Dr Aue Te Ava, School of Education, University of the South Pacific, Fiji.
  • Dr Lynley Tulloch, School of Education, University of the South Pacific, Tonga.
  • Dr Ledua Waqailiti, School of Education, University of the South Pacific, Fiji.
  • Dr Kelesi Whippy, School of Education, University of the South Pacific, Fiji.

Submitting a Manuscript

The journal publishes two issues per year. Articles can vary in length but should not exceed 5,000 words. Editors will pre-screen incoming submissions for general suitability and standard. If it goes through pre-screening successfully, articles will be sent to two reviewers with “blinded” copies and their feedback will be relayed when they become available.

Submissions need to be in APA style. The articles should not have been published or under consideration at another journal. Submit electronically by emailing Dr Jeremy Dorovolomo: jeremy.dorovolomo@usp.ac.fj Phone: (679) 323 222 0

Directions: Journal of Educational Studies does not approve of academic dishonesty and submissions found to have plagiarized will be rejected and Directions will not accept any submissions from the individual (s) in the future. If the manuscript is found to have been plagiarized after Directions has published the paper, it will be removed. The university or organization of the person (s) plagiarizing will be informed about the academic dishonesty.

Recent Issue

Volume 35, No.2, 2021
View Directions 2021 Volume 35 Issue

Evaluating teacher-developed test and student achievement in an undergraduate statistics course: An action research.
Tokaua Tekabu, Dinesh Rao, Ravinesh Chand and Hem Dayal

Evaluating professional learning and development programmes in Solomon Islands with open-ended questioning.
Kabini Sanga and Martyn Reynolds

Lived Experiences of newly qualified Fijian nurses during clinical placement eleven months after registration in Fiji.
Samsun Nisha Ayub and Shikha Raturi

Postgraduate students’ suggestions on how their experiences could be improved.
Jeremy Dorovolomo, Loriza Zinnie Rafiq and Unaisi Walu Nabobo-Baba

Reconstructing social capital in Fijian classrooms: Lessons learnt from Solesolevaki.
Kolaia Raisele

Educated young women and the challenges of reintegration in rural villages of Papua New Guinea.
Imelda Ambelye, Simon Foale and Michelle Dyer

Acquisition and enhancement of teaching competencies during teaching practice: A Fijian experience.
Kusum Prakash

Qualitative meta-synthesis of studies on the use of e-portfolio for language learning: A grounded theory approach.
Pita Tuisawau and Shikha Raturi

State of Education Management Information System (EMIS) in Pacific Melanesian Small Island Developing Sates (SIDS).
Lawal Olarotimi Badru, Vani Vasudevan, Govinda Ishwar Lingam and MGM Khan

Current Issues

Volume 35, No. 1,2021 Special Issue

Volume 34, No.1, 2020
View Directions 2020 Volume 34 Issue

Volume 33, No. 1, 2019
View Directions 2017 Volume 32 Issue

Volume 32, No. 1, 2017
View Directions 2017 Volume 32 Issue

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