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Proclaiming the good news: Samoan children, church literacy and comprehension

John Dickie

Pasifika students do not generally achieve as well as other students in school assessments of literacy and there are concerns about their comprehension of text. This article examines the out-of-school literacy experiences of 14 Pasifika students, with a view to enabling teachers to link to and build on them. Church and Sunday school are important sites for literacy in Samoan and English outside school.

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