2005, 2013, English, Article, Conference paper edition: Cultural influences on academic achievement in Fiji. Otsuka, S.

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Physical Description
  • Conference papers
Published
  • 2005
Language
  • English

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Title
  • Cultural influences on academic achievement in Fiji.
Appears In
  • AARE 2004 Conference Papers, 2005 (ISSN: (Web))
Author
  • Otsuka, S.
Published
  • 2005
Physical Description
  • Conference papers
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Summary
  • There are cultural differences between values, beliefs and practices in affecting achievement among Indo-Fijians and ethnic Fijians in the Fiji context. Indo-Fijian culture respects and values education highly. They believe that education changes people for the better, and the only way to success and to establish good customs is through education. Thus, Indo-Fijian parents believe that helping children to strive for their academic excellence is one of the most important tasks for them. On the contrary, ethnic Fijian culture encourages children to become good members of their community. For this purpose, one's total commitment to communal activities and requirements is of vital importance. Ethnic Fijian parents spend a large amount of time and money on making contribution to ceremonies and church, somewhat at the expense of their children's education. Consequently, Indo-Fijian students generally become better performers than their ethnic Fijian counterparts. [Author abstract]
Notes
  • 35p. Refereed paper. Includes bibliographical references.
Language
  • English
Identifier
  • 149334

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