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Developing Pacific Knowledge Societies: Resources and Skills for Pacific Schools

Publication forthcoming

Developing Pacific Knowledge Societies: Resources and Skills for Pacific Schools is the eighth publication in the Institute of Education Pacific Education Series.

This latest publication is an outcome of PRIDE’s ninth regional workshop held in Nadi, Fiji from 8-13 September 2008, in partnership with five other regional partners—PIFS, PREL, SPC, UNESCO and UNICEF. The workshop was attended by 32 participants from 15 Pacific Island countries; representatives of the partners; resource people from national and public libraries; decision-makers and experts from national Ministries of Education working in the area of resources, including libraries and ICT; and observers, including people from OLPC Oceania and AusAID.

The chapters in this publication explore the complex dynamics of knowledge, information and development in Pacific schools. They provide insightful commentary and Pacific context to the current literature on knowledge societies. An important outcome from the workshop that is published here is the workshop outcomes document. Generated by the participants through the group activities, the outcomes document provides a regional framework for action. This is needed by Pacific governments to transform their schools into information-rich learning environments and to equip students, teachers and the school community for lifelong learning. The creation of Pacific knowledge societies will not be realised without action.

School library and ICT education providers, practitioners, academics, professionals, teacher educators, policy-makers, professional associations, NGOs and researchers in the areas of information literacy and resources (libraries and ICT) to enhance teaching and learning will find this book useful.

The book can be viewed and downloaded here.



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