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Educational Research in the South Pacific

John Watson

Problems of distance and communication are part of the heritage of the Pacific islands, spread as they are east and west over 5,000 kilometres, and with more than 1000 languages used among their 5 million people. In the past decade however, faster travel and telecommunications have begun to awaken a new awareness of common interests. It finds expression in scores of new co-operative activities and institutions: Air Pacific, the Pacific Forum, the South Pacific Bureau of Cooperation, the University of the South Pacific, to single out but a few.

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