ERIC Number: ED060297
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Report of the Advisory Committee on Education in Papua and New Guinea.
Australian Dept. of External Territories, Canberra.
This document is an English-language abstract (approximately 1,500 words) of the Committee's recommendations for upgrading education in the Australian territories of New Guinea and Papua. These recommendations were made with the intention of achieving higher standards of education, a professional body of teachers, a more effective use of limited Territorial resources, and a system of education that will be workable in the framework of self-government when it is achieved. The missions and churches involved in education are usually village or regionally-based, and there is a need to involve them on the territorial level in the control of schools and in implementing national policy. There are presently in the Territory 51 separate voluntary educational authorities responsible for 132,100 elementary pupils, 6,700 high school students, 130 attending technical school, and 1,000 students at 12 teacher training colleges. Because the missions have limited funds and cannot expand, they have a large proportion of dropouts and repeaters. Only a small number of their students go on to high school. It is therefore recommended that a Territory Education System be established, with a Territory Teaching Service, and an administrative structure and budget appropriate to its particular circumstances. (Author/GDB)
Descriptors: Abstracts, Administrative Change, Dropouts, Educational Administration, Educational Finance, Educational Improvement, Educational Planning, Elementary Education, Higher Education, Secondary Education, Teacher Education, Voluntary Agencies
Available in CEAS Abstract Series No. 1-4 (ED 060 227)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Dept. of External Territories, Canberra.
Identifiers: Australia; Papua, New Guinea