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Chand, Deepa Dewali; Mohan, Parmeshwar – Waikato Journal of Education, 2019
This research examined the impact of school location on teaching and learning through a case study of two urban, two rural and two remote Fijian secondary schools. A total of 48 semi-structured interviews were conducted: 16 from each category of urban, rural and remote. Each school was represented by three teachers, three heads of department and…
Descriptors: School Location, Geographic Isolation, Foreign Countries, Rural Urban Differences
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Mohan, Parmeshwar Prasad; Lingam, Govinda lshwar; Chand, Deepa Dewali – Waikato Journal of Education, 2017
This research investigates teachers' professional development (PD) practices in a rural Fijian secondary school. Using a qualitative research design, data was gathered by means of document analysis and semi-structured interviews with 15 teachers of the case study school. The findings revealed that the teachers in the school were mostly engaged in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Rural Schools, Secondary School Teachers
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Mohan, Parmeshwar Prasad; Lingam, Govinda Ishwar; Chand, Deepa Dewali – Waikato Journal of Education, 2017
This research examines rural and urban teachers' perceptions of Professional Development (PD) needs. Using a qualitative research design, data were gathered by means of document analysis and semi-structured interviews with 10 rural and 10 urban teachers. The major findings which emerged were, first, the PD needs of rural schools are slightly…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Urban Schools, Teacher Attitudes, Rural Urban Differences