Pasifika learning and teaching

Resources for teachers working with Pasifika students.

Pronouncing Samoan words and phrases

Download the guide to Samoan pronunciation prepared by the Centre for Academic Development. It covers the most common letters and vowel sounds, as well as how to say words with macrons or apostrophes that indicate a glottal stop. There are also some basic greetings and phrases.

Success for Pacific learners: The impact of tertiary education strategies

Find out about the impact that the last three Tertiary Education Strategies appear to have had on Pacific learners in higher education. The report, launched in 2012, examines the impact of successive strategies (2002–2007; 2007–2012 and 2010–2015)

Journal articles

Accessing the articles

To use the links to these articles, you need to be registered with the websites where the articles are stored. Some will let you read an abstract without a registration.

Victoria provides University staff with access to these websites. If you're logged on to the University network you can just use the links provided—you won't be asked to sign in to see the article. This should also be true of other institutions with registrations to these websites.

If you aren't registered, you can use the citations to source the article independently.

Teaching for student success: Promising practices in university teaching

Citation: Airini, Curtis, E.T., Townsend, S., Rakeha, T., Brown, D., Sanni, P., Smith, A., Luatua, F., Reynolds, G., and Johnson, O., 2011. Teaching for student success: Promising practices in university teaching. Pacific-Asian Education, 23:1, 71-90.

Retaining non-traditional students: lessons learnt from Pasifika students in New Zealand

Source: Taylor and Francis Online. Citation: Benseman, J., Coxon, E., Anderson, H., and Anae, M., 2007. Retaining non-traditional students: lessons learnt from Pasifika students in New Zealand. Higher Education Research and Development, 25:02, 147-16.

Research paradigm choices made by postgraduate students with Pacific education research interests in New Zealand

Source: Taylor and Francis Online. Citation: Burnett, G., 2012. Research paradigm choices made by postgraduate students with Pacific education research interests in New Zealand. Higher Education Research & Development, 31:4, 479-492.

Are they really at risk? Students' stories of success

Citation: Gray, S., 2012. Are they really at risk? Students' stories of success. MA Ed, University of Waikato.

Pacific Languages Compendium

The Pacific Languages Compendium is a web-based directory of New Zealand government resources that are written or delivered in a Pacific language.