ERIC Number: ED060296
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct
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Report of the Panel of Inquiry on the Establishing of an Education Commission in New South Wales.
New South Wales (Australia).
This document is an English-language abstract (approximately 1,500 words) of an inquiry into establishment of an Education Commission in New South Wales. The panel found that it would not be possible to devise an Education Commission acceptable to all parties supporting such a group; no one suggestion seemed an improvement on the present system. It was considered that for better management and more favorable educational results, both elementary and secondary education would best be served by separating the Public Serivce Board from the teaching service, and increasing the authority of the Director-General of Education. Teachers and educational staff should be excluded from the provisions of the Public Service Act. The Director-General should have the authority, while reporting to the Ministry for Education and Science, to appoint teachers and other educational staff members, determine their promotion, approve their transfers, determine their qualification standards, maintain discipline, dismiss teachers when necessary, determine the classification of schools, grade and rank staff members, determine salaries, deal with teachers' groups, and issue regulations on tenure and holidays. The Director-General should be advised by an Education Advisory Commission. (Author/GDB)
Descriptors: Abstracts, Administrative Organization, Educational Administration, Organizational Change, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Welfare
Available in CEAS Abstract Series No. 1-4 (ED 060 227)
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Authoring Institution: New South Wales (Australia).
Identifiers: Australia; Australia (New South Wales)