14 Jul 2008

Pacific Educational Conference begins in American Samoa

9:36 am on 14 July 2008

The Pacific Educational Conference will celebrate its 25th anniversary in American Samoa this week.

This is the largest educational conference in the Western Pacific, and a major source of professional development opportunities for educators.

The conference is organised by Pacific educators for Pacific educators, who also present the majority of the workshops.

This year's theme is the Pacific Child: A Legacy of Community, Culture and Art.

Teachers of the Year will also be honoured in a conference tradition that began in 1996.