ERIC Number: EJ633474
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Between Academic Theory and Folk Wisdom: Local Discourse on Differential Educational Attainment in Fiji.
White, Carmen M.
Comparative Education Review, v45 n3 p303-33 Aug 2001
In the multiethnic South Pacific nation of Fiji--a former British colony--the impact of Western theoretical hegemony on educational discourse is evident. Results of extensive fieldwork show how themes of achievement motivation, differential valuation of education, and cultural deficit theory combine with surviving colonial discourse and stereotypes in explanations of attainment differences between native Fijians and Fiji Indians. (SV)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Fiji