Supporting families: a nurturing teacher education strategy in Nauru

Sullivan, Terence, Serow, Penelope, Taylor, Neil, Angell, Emily, Tarrant, Jodana, Burnett, Greg, and Smardon, Dianne (2017) Supporting families: a nurturing teacher education strategy in Nauru. Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 45 (1). pp. 39-52.

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There has been little recent documentation concerning Pacific family support for family members locally involved in university study in their Pacific home country and how such responses affect both parties. Some studies dealing with family support for student family members, including Pacific families residing in the USA, have been published. A New Zealand Ministry of Education report on Pasifika students’ educational success rates raised the need for effective family support contexts. Another study researched the family support negotiation patterns of mature-age part-time students in Australia, Hong Kong and Papua New Guinea. Only one University of the South Pacific research focused on Pacific family and community expectations of family members studying and residing with their families in their Pacific home countries. This Nauru-based study describes mixed support responses from Nauruan families towards their teacher education student family members and Nauru Department of Education student engagement and well-being development strategies.

Item ID: 58988
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1469-2945
Keywords: Family support, flexible delivery learning, Micronesia, Nauru, student well-being, teacher education
Copyright Information: © 2015 Australian Teacher Education Association
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2019 23:42
FoR Codes: 45 INDIGENOUS STUDIES > 4514 Pacific Peoples education > 451407 Pacific Peoples higher education @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930103 Learner Development @ 100%
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