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Author:Tawanang, Ruiti Tebwebwetewiti
Institution: University of the South Pacific.
Award: M.A.
Subject: Banabans (Kiribati people) -- Fiji -- Rabe Island -- Education (Secondary), Education, Secondary -- Fiji -- Rabe Island, School management and organization -- Fji -- Rabe Island
Date: 2011.
Call No.: pac LB 1607 .53 .F5 T28 2011
BRN: 1184147
Copyright:Under 10% of this thesis may be copied without the authors written permission

Abstract: The study is guided by five research questions which enabled the researcher to gather comprehensive data and identifying key findings. The first question is centered on the historical background of RHS. The second question focuses on the major challenges of education on Rabi experienced by the Principal, teachers, parents and students of RHS. The study discusses the challenges and issues that are specifically related to the Banaban diaspora. These challenges and issues were found to affect the student educational development both positively and negatively. The fourth question focuses on the changes and potential opportunities that help resolve the various challenges and issues in question one. The fifth and final question addresses the roles played by the Fiji Government, Kiribati Government and Rabi Council of Leaders, in providing better educational opportunities to the Banaban students. The research study concludes with important implications for theory, finance, educational policy, curriculum development and future research. I believe that this is the first research study conducted on the education of the Banabans in Fiji. My interest in writing about my own people has paved a way towards a research topic for my Master of Arts degree in Education. It is envisaged that in future, I may conduct further research, perhaps on other unexplored aspects of this minority population.
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