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The Pacific Voices - Teacher Education on the Move

Pacific Voices - Teacher Education on the Move is the third volume in the PRIDE Project’s Pacific Education Series. Embedded in the rationale for this book is the belief that meaningful shaping and improvement of educational processes and systems depend in the first instance on the quality and vision of the practising teachers. We must, then, as a matter of urgency, look to the richness and adequacy of our preparation of our teachers for Pacific classrooms.Pacific teacher education is at a crossroads. How do pre-service and in-service teacher preparation institutions reconstitute or reconceptualise themselves in the rapidly changing, intensely globalising world for which they are preparing young people? How do they plan their activities and programmes taking cognisance of what is best international practice in curriculum, pedagogical approaches, assessment and educational theory? How do they best do this without losing touch with the time-tested best of local ‘theories’ and practice, even as they try to imagine what the future may hold?

The third in the Pacific Education Series, this book is an outcome of the fourth PRIDE Regional Workshop, held at the National University of Samoa in late 2005. Participants were teacher educators and senior policy makers in Departments/Ministries of Education involved in teacher education, from 15 Pacific countries. Resource people included international and Pacific educators who provided both the global and local/indigenous perspectives on good models of teacher education.These key people in teacher education engaged in reconceptualising pedagogy and learning in their own countries and in the region. Intensive reflection on global developments in education and examination of the implications for teacher educators, professional development and the pre- and in-service preparation of teachers in the Pacific, using a ‘think tank’ approach and reports to plenary sessions, kept 10 workgroups on their toes; chapters 4–13 are fruit of these exchanges. Other chapters are written by key resource people at the workshop: Allan Luke, Russell Bishop, Carmen Luke and Unaisi Nabobo-Baba.

The chapters in the volume cover teacher education–both pre-and in-service–in the context of globalisation, values education, local knowledge and wisdom, teaching practice, models of delivery and new literacies. A case study from Maori teacher education offers valuable comparative insights.

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Chapter 1 Teacher education at the crossroads: which path should we take?; Priscilla Puamau

Chapter 2 Teacher education and globalisation: blending Pacific pasts and futures; Allan Luke

Chapter 3 Lessons from Te Kōtahitanga for teacher education in the Pacific; Russell Bishop

Chapter 4 Values education in Pacific teacher education programmes; Roy Obed (Vanuatu), Kalala Unu (Tonga), Evotia Tofuola (Tuvalu) and Tagataese TupuTuia (Sāmoa)

Chapter 5 Local knowledge and wisdom in Pacific teacher education; Salanieta Bakalevu (Fiji), Nauto Tekaira (Kiribati), Vaiaso Finau (Sāmoa) and DavidKupferman (Marshall Islands)

Chapter 6 Transforming the fale: from the ‘known’ to the ‘new’ of pre-service teacher education in the Pacific; Cresantia Frances Koya (Fiji), on behalf also of Rosa Tuia (Tokelau), Susan Faoagali(Sāmoa) and Teremoana Hodges (Cook Islands)

Chapter 7 Models of pre-service delivery; Michael Tapo (PNG), Joanna Daiwo (Solomon Islands), Dawn Rasmussen (Sāmoa) andAlvina Timarong (Palau)

Chapter 8 Teaching practice: new times for the Pacific; Lavenia Tiko (Fiji), Liuaki Fusitu‘a (Tonga), Lina Tone-Schuster (Sāmoa) and John & Atkins Arukelana (Vanuatu)

Chapter 9 The professional development of Pacific teacher educators; Kaure Babo (Kiribati), Tryphosa Keke (Nauru), Lice Taufaga (Fiji), Malama Taaloga Faasalaina (Sāmoa), and Saumaeafe Vanya Taule‘alo (Sāmoa)

Chapter 10 National management of in-service teacher education; Gatoloai Tili Afamasaga (Sāmoa), Ken Miere (PNG), Stanley Karuo‘o (Solomon
Islands) and Nemani Drova (Fiji)

Chapter 11 Pacific models of in-service training; Jimione Buwawa (Fiji), Debbie Tkel-Sbal (Palau), Molly Helkena (Marshall Islands), Benson Moses (FSM) and Silia Pa‘usisi (Sāmoa)

Chapter 12 Pathways to reform through in-service training in the Pacific; Viliame Rabici (Fiji), Elaine Lameta (Sāmoa), Bernadette Aihi (PNG), Upokoina
Herrmann (Cook Islands) and Lili Tuioti (Sāmoa)

Chapter 13 The in-service support of new teachers in the Pacific; Aloesi Logavatu (Fiji), Janet Sipeli-Tasmania (Niue), Steven Potek (PNG) and Gauna Wong (Sāmoa)

Chapter 14 New literacies — new media: mediascapes and infoscapes; Carmen Luke

Chapter 15 Teacher education for new times: reconceptualising pedagogy and learning in
the Pacific
; Unaisi Nabobo-Baba

Appendix: List of participants

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