School and Family Involvement in Educational Practices in French Polynesia

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to present an ongoing research project financed by the Ministry of Overseas in France. The paper describes a longitudinal exploratory study that aims at gathering a large scale corpus on educational practices both from classroom and family environments from five French Polynesian archipelagos. To our knowledge no other study has looked into educational practices that combine both school and family environments and the impact of the interaction between these two milieus on French Polynesian children.We have been gathering corpus on four disciplines: Polynesian languages which are taught at schools; English as a foreign language; mathematics; and science. The use of French (which is the medium of instruction) will be analysed across situations observed. The data for this research project have been gathered via video/audio recordings, observations, interviews and questionnaires. In each archipelago, the data are collected by two observers: a researcher and another professional in education who speaks the local language spoken in the archipelago.



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Rodica Ailincai, EASTCO University of French Polynesia, France
Zehra Gabillon, EASTCO University of French Polynesia, France
Jacques Vernaudon, EASTCO University of French Polynesia, France
Bruno Saura, EASTCO University of French Polynesia, France
Maurizio Ali, EASTCO University of French Polynesia, France

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Conference: IICEHawaii2016
Stream: Multilingual societies

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