This paper argues that the teaching/learning environments of most formal educational institutions in Pacific Islands Nations (PINs) are culturally undemocratic: that is, they do not take into consideration the way most Pacific people think, learn and communicate with one another. This is true not only of the values that underpin the curriculum but also the methods that most teachers use, and the way in which student learning is assessed and evaluated.
Thaman, Konai Helu
"Towards Cultural Democracy in Teaching and Learning With Specific References to Pacific Island Nations (PINs),"
International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning:
2, Article 6.
Available at: https://doi.org/10.20429/ijsotl.2009.030206