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Schooling as a 'Stepping-Stone to National Consciousness' in Solomon Islands: The Last Twenty Years

Oakeshot, David; Allen, Matthew


In 1995 Christine Jourdan (1995b) identified education as one of three ‘stepping-stones to national consciousness’ for Solomon Islands (along with Pijin and popular culture). She noted that curriculum reform after independence in 1978 had shifted the history curriculum from one focused on Britain to one with local ‘heroes’ and specific Solomon Islands content. Moreover, she observed that the new curriculum was received enthusiastically by students at the time. She also saw the potential...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
Date published: 2015
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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