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Pacific History on the Rim: What should students learn?

Quanchi, Max (1996) Pacific History on the Rim: What should students learn? Journal of Pacific Studies, 20, pp. 69-88.

Abstract

The present status of Pacific History in Australian schools is analysed and compared against earlier decades and against developments in the History curriculum of Pacific Island schools. After outlining obstacles facing teachers keen to introduce studies of the Pacific in their History classrooms, it is suggested that the commitment and professionalism of teachers will bring greater penetration across national and state curricula than top down prescription. Discussion on variation in course design, appropriate content and awareness among teachers of recent historiography debates leads to reference to the many attempts made to promote with limited success, Pacific-related content in History curricula.

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ID Code: 933
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Pacific History, Australian schools, curricula, teachers
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY (210000) > HISTORICAL STUDIES (210300) > Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History) (210303)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY (210000) > HISTORICAL STUDIES (210300) > Pacific History (excl. New Zealand and Maori) (210313)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Social Change Research
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > QUT Carseldine - Humanities & Human Services
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1996 School of Social and Economic Development, University of the South Pacific.
Deposited On: 29 Mar 2005
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:23

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