ERIC Number: ED060301
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct
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Report of the Committee on Secondary Education.
Western Australia Education Dept., Perth.
This document is an English-language abstract (approximately 1,500 words) of a Western Australian report on secondary education. In Western Australia, secondary education is offered over a period of five years following seven years of primary education, the age of entry being over twelve years of age. Government secondary schools are non-selective, co-educational, comprehensive district schools with a policy of chronological progression of students. Students are grouped according to general ability. Two examinations are taken by everyone--the Junior Examination at the end of the third year, and the Leaving Examination at the end of the fifth year. University entrance is dependent upon passing a certain number and combination of subjects in the Leaving Examination. These examinations should be replaced by internal school assessments because they are not reliable instruments of evaluation. By removing external examinations, secondary schools will be free to concentrate on the broad aims of educating the whole child. The practice of streaming students should be replaced by a multi-level approach for the core subjects and a unit progress approach to other subjects. Cross-setting and group teaching will facilitate the provision of such differential instruction. (Author/GDB)
Descriptors: Abstracts, Curriculum Design, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Educational Principles, Evaluation Methods, Secondary Education, Student Evaluation, Testing
Available in CEAS Abstract Series No. 1-4 (ED 060 227)
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Authoring Institution: Western Australia Education Dept., Perth.
Identifiers: Australia; Australia (Western Australia)