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View the PDF document Indo-Fijian students' reluctance to study history : perceptions and influences affecting student choice in six Nausori High School
Author:Naidu, Dinesh Kumar
Institution: The University of the South Pacific
Award: M.A.
Subject: History -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- Fiji, Education, Secondary -- Social aspects -- Fiji, High schools -- Social aspects -- Fiji, East Indians -- Education (Secondary) -- Fiji -- Attitudes, Fiji -- History -- Study and teaching (Secondary)
Date: 2017
Call No.: D 16 .4. F5 N35 2017
BRN: 1350395
Copyright:20-40% of this thesis may be copied without the authors written permission

Abstract: In my past 14 years as a secondary school History teacher in Fiji I have observed that History has not been a popular academic subject choice among IndoFijian students though it fares a little better among their iTaukei counterparts. In this thesis, I make inquiries to analyze the underlying reasons behind the number of IndoFijian students taking History in six secondary schools in Nausori in 2013. This thesis argues the reasons rooted in decades of neglect for History as an academic subject despite of successive governments‘ expression of desire to use History to foster nationhood amongst students.
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