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Author: I C Campbell; Eve Coxon; 'I F Helu
Publisher: Suva, Fiji : Institute of Pacific Studies, University of the South Pacific, 2005.
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This is a selection of essays by a distinguished collection of scholars who have been associated with Professor Helu; this is a tribute to his life, and his influence on his society. He was a radical educationalist, founder of a school and university that pioneered new methods, new curricula and new values for Tonga. The paradox being that he is not only a deeply traditional man, but also a thoughtful critic of  Read more...
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Polynesian paradox.
Suva, Fiji : Institute of Pacific Studies, University of the South Pacific, 2005
(OCoLC)607831812
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: I C Campbell; Eve Coxon; 'I F Helu
ISBN: 9820203716 9789820203716
OCLC Number: 67900438
Description: viii, 267 pages : illustrations, portrait ; 21 cm
Contents: Prolegomena. Futa and his place : A 'conversation' / Eve Coxon & Ian Campbell. Autonomy and creativity : A tribute to the founder of 'Atenisi / Epeli Hau'ofa --
Paedogogia. In the footsteps of a male mother / Konai Helu Thaman. The university without walls in the Kalapu Kava of Tonga, 1981-1986 / Leialoha Apo Perkins. Classroom approaches for optimal results / 'Ana Maui Taufe'ulungaki. Dogma, ideology, philosophy and critical education / Eve Coxon --
'Istoria. Sacred child and sacred place : On the intersection of myth, narrative, genealogy and landscape for the study of dynastic Tongan history / David V. Burley. Omai's canoe : A comment on historical method / I.C. Campbell. The influence of genius / Geoff Cummins. Religion courses in a secular university : Sine ira et studio --
Tacitus / Roland F. Perkins --
Scientia. Restraint, constraint and feeling : Exploring some Tongan expressions of emotion / Wendy E. Cowling. The Tongan lakalaka as sociopolitical discourse / Adrienne L. Kaeppler. Tatau, potupotutatau and mālie : A realist reflection on the symmetry harmony and beauty of Queen Sālote's poetry / 'Okusitino Māhina. Arboreal biodiversity as a foundation for sustainable development in Tonga / Randy Thaman. Mathematics without the law of the excluded middle / Robin Siale Havea --
Sophia. Philosophy : What it is and why it matters / Krister Segerberg. Trends in Pacific thought : The last 50,000 years and the next 100 / Ron Crocombe.
Responsibility: edited by Ian Campbell & Eve Coxon.

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This is a selection of essays by a distinguished collection of scholars who have been associated with Professor Helu; this is a tribute to his life, and his influence on his society. He was a radical educationalist, founder of a school and university that pioneered new methods, new curricula and new values for Tonga. The paradox being that he is not only a deeply traditional man, but also a thoughtful critic of Tongan values and society.

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