Teachers in American Samoa to get English and Samoan proficiency
Updated at 2:46 pm on 28 October 2013
Teachers in American Samoa may need to know both Samoan and English according to a proposed resolution from the Governor's Education Summit.
To improve teacher quality, it is proposed that a more culturally and linguistically responsive teacher training programme be re-emphasised.
The proposal goes on to demand high standards for Samoan and English language proficiency, and that these skills be a requisite for all teachers.
The proposal says the changes should be in force by 2016.
At the closing of the three-day summit, Lieutenant Governor Lemanu Peleti Mauga said he sees the dual language proposal a positive move for students.
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