Overcoming the Pandemic: Regional Commitment to build a brighter future for Pacific children

The Pacific Community (SPC) will be launching the results of the Pacific Islands Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (PILNA), on 8 September during the International Literacy Day celebrations, using a more interactive digital reporting version that will be…

Literacy Day - What is literacy?

In Pacific Education, literacy is defined as “the knowledge and skills necessary to empower a person to communicate through any form of language in their society and the wider world, with respect to all aspects of everyday life.”

SPC celebrating International Literacy Day

Happy International Literacy Day!

Stat of the week: 98% of children in Palau achieve minimum proficiency in literacy by the end of primary school

  98% of children in Palau achieve minimum proficiency in literacy by the end of primary school. (PILNA 2018)

PILNA rescheduled to November, following overwhelming support from Pacific’s education leaders

EQAP’s numeracy specialist Seru Ramakita conducts a coding workshop with Vanuatu officials earlier in the year. Preparations for the main study, which include coding workshops, have been ongoing despite restrictions in Fiji caused by COVID-19.     The …

Pacific Education: Teaching Literacy

In the PILNA 2018 study, teachers were asked about their confidence in teaching specific aspects of literacy and numeracy. Their responses are important to help education systems design their teachers' professional development plans. The teaching of…

Pacific Education: gap in critical thinking

Year 4 and Year 6 students in the PILNA 2018 research were assessed for their grasp of basic literacy and numeracy skills. For questions or items that required critical thinking, more than half of the students were unable to provide the expected response…

Pacific Education: Regular development training for teachers is key for enhancing student learning

Innovations to drive trial runs for next Pacific Islands Literacy and Numeracy Assessment

On 8 September, The Pacific Islands Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (PILNA) trials will begin with several innovations being tested, including a new block design format that accounts for student fatigue, an improved student registration system and more…

Building Resilience in Pacific Education

 This story originally appeared on the Inter Press Service website, it has been republished here with permission.   
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