Islands First Survey: Aitutaki and Rarotonga, June to July 2002
A preliminary survey of environment-development issues in the
Cook Islands was conducted by Dr. Karen Malone and Dr. Julie Edwards
of the Department of Education, Monash University, Australia,
assisted by 25 student teachers on field placement in primary
schools in Rarotonga in the Cook Islands. This survey was conducted
over a three-week period from 22nd June to 15th July 2002. The
survey involved young people of primary and secondary school age
and focused on their experiences of growing up in Cook Islands
and how they perceived environment-development issues and tourism.
Three different survey forms were prepared, one
for children, one for
youth, and one for
survey concentrated on Rarotonga, the main island, and on Aitutaki,
one of the islands in the Southern Group.
from this preliminary survey are available at http://www.unesco.org/csi/smis/siv/Pacific/pachighlights_ci.htm.
The full report from this preliminary survey is available at http://www.unesco.org/csi/smis/siv/Pacific/CookIslandssurveyreport.rtf
Islands Second Survey: Aitutaki, Rarotonga, Mitiaro, Mauke, Manihiki,
and Pukapuka, August to December 2002
more detailed survey, using the same survey forms and focusing
on the outer islands, was conducted during the second half of
2002 by the Rarotonga Environmental Awareness Programme (REAP).
The survey focused particularly on children (8-12 years), youth
(13-21 years), young adults (22-35 years) and community leaders
in Mitiaro and Mauke in the Southern group islands, and in Manihiki
and Pukapuka in the Northern group islands. Additional children,
youth and community representatives were also interviewed in Rarotonga
during this second survey. The results have been analysed and
the full report of the second
survey is now available. Highlights
from the second survey have also been prepared.