| || || Education, Secondary | Tonga. High schools | Tonga. Education and state | Tonga.|
| || || Access, transition, and exclusion in lower secondary schools in Tonga|
Author: Vakapuna, Viliami He-Vaha-'I Moana.
Institution: The University of the South Pacific
Award: M.A. Education
Subject: Education, Secondary | Tonga. High schools | Tonga. Education and state | Tonga.
Call No.: Pac LB 1607 .53 .T6 V35 2019
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Abstract: The patterns of access, transition, and exclusion in lower secondary schools in Tonga are strongly influenced by factors such as teachers, administrators, school environment, and students. This claim is based on the assumption that the issue of access has had a lack of attention from administrators and teachers, resulting in a growing number of students excluded from lower secondary schools. Therefore, the study explores the pattern of access in terms of Lewin’s (2007) “zones of exclusion model” which categorises the status of the students in the school into ‘at-risk’, ‘vulnerable’, and ‘secure enrolment zones’.