Category - Pacific and PNG

Pacific and PNG

Pacific Island school education: what I learned

From 2018 to the end of 2021 I had the opportunity to work on school literacy and numeracy education programs in Guadalcanal Province in Solomon Islands and in Tuvalu. I was fortunate in these programs to continue my interest in quality of teaching and curriculum development, and build on my...

Aid and development

Confessions of an adviser

Gordon Peake’s marvellous new book Unsung Land, Aspiring Nation is based on the four years he spent in Bougainville as an Australian aid-funded adviser, from 2016 to 2019. It is both entertaining and insightful. Peake is a brilliant writer. He writes movingly about Arawa, Bougainville’s once...