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PART III - Prospects

11. Policy Directions for the Future –Way Forward


The following is a summary of some of the ways in which the Kiribati Government hopes to deliver education in the future:

11.1 Early Childhood Development

11.3 Learning Achievement

        11.4 Adults/Literacy

        11.5 Education and Training for Skills


The people and the Government of Kiribati are committed to continuing to work together to develop life which maintains the strengths of the culture while adapting modern ways of living to suit their lifestyle.

The vision is of a partnership between traditional and modern ways of doing things, using for example, today’s technology but preserving cultural knowledge and skills.


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" " " " " (1993) RAS/92/302, UNDP,SUVA

Cubey, Pamela and Koloi, Wendy (1995) A review of Early Childhood Care and Education Development in Tonga. NZODA: Tonga Education Sector MSC Project.

Development Plans 3 and 7 (Kiribati), DP 7 (Tonga), Planning Office, Tarawa and Nuku’alofa, respectively

Dow Alison; Golding, Roland and McGrath Dennis (1995) Report on the Kiribati Education Management Services Consultant (MSC): Inception Visit, August 1995. Auckland: Auckland College of Education.

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Language and Education - English and Tongan Syllabus (1994) Ministry of Education, Nuku’alofa, Tonga.

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Singh, G. (1993) Report on the Teacher Education Programme of Tarawa Teachers’ College. Suva: IOE, USP.


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