ERIC Number: ED060282
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Education in South Australia: Report of the Committee of Enquiry, 1969-1970.
Australian Tripartite Mission.
This document is an English-language abstract (approximately 1,500 words) of a report by the South Australian Committee of Enquiry on education in that state. The committee based its estimates on the situation to be reached in 1981. Because there will be a much smaller increase in school enrollment in the decade of the 70's than in the preceding one, emphasis will be placed on quality rather than quantity. Smaller classes are envisioned, as well as additional teachers, as a major factor in improving quality. The professional level of teachers will be raised through an improved teacher training program. To develop new curricula, teachers will be assisted by ancillary staff. The committee considered the case for an education committee free from Ministerial control and parliamentary accountability, but found the suggestion incompatible with the principles of parliamentary democracy. However, it did recommend the establishment of an advisory council to advise the Minister of Education on matters concerning education. Wider community and student participation on advisory curriculum boards is recommended also. The committee recommends a number of measures to promote equality of opportunity for all. Pilot projects should be set up for the education of aboriginal and other socially-handicapped children. (Author/GDB)
Descriptors: Abstracts, Curriculum Development, Decentralization, Educational Media, Equal Education, Flexible Progression, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Secondary Education, Teacher Aides, Teacher Education
Available in CEAS Abstract Series No. 1-4 (ED 060 227)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Tripartite Mission.
Identifiers: Australia; Australia (South Australia)