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ERIC Number: ED260596
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
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Cognitive, Socio-cultural and Institutional Explanations for Ethnic Differences in Academic Achievement in Fiji (or Affirmative Action in the South Seas).
Stewart, Robert A. C.
The status of and efforts toward educational equity in the bi-ethnic community in the independent nation of Fiji are examined in the context of participation in higher education, particularly at the University of the South Pacific. It is noted that at the university, which serves 11 countries and about 60 cultures, despite an affirmative action policy, there is lower participation among indigenous Fijians than among Fiji citizens of Indian origin. Research on this problem in Fiji is reviewed, including studies of secondary schools, university student achievement, and medical school participation. An analysis of the psychological, sociocultural, and institutional factors contributing to this situation is outlined, and relevant research in Fiji showing significant ethnic differences relating to some of these factors is discussed. Various affirmative action proposals addressing these three factor categories are examined. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Fiji