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Vugalei: A Culturally Responsive Pedagogy Model for Teacher Education in Fijian Schools

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Fijian values provide students an opportunity to engage in their culture by working together with their teachers and community to make teacher education a lifelong learning experience. This chapter investigates how Fijian cultural values could be employed in culturally responsive pedagogy in Fijian schools. Nabobo-Baba (1996, p. 23) suggests that:

Fijian cultural values are significant to teacher education. They should not abandon their cultural value in favour of the western education. They should work together to appreciate western education but to hold on to their cultural identity as a pinnacle to teacher education. It does not mean that Fijians should go back to the past but instead they should pursue stability between cultural identity and pride. It is important that Fijians must look for innovative ways of learning.

Te Ava and Page (2018) recommended that Fijians should appreciate their cultural values of the past not to stay there, but rather to meet the...

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Te Ava, A. (2022). Vugalei: A Culturally Responsive Pedagogy Model for Teacher Education in Fijian Schools. In: Peters, M.A. (eds) Encyclopedia of Teacher Education. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-1179-6_479-1

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