ERIC Number: ED098710
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Improving Learning and Teaching. Educational Development Conference: Report of Working Party (1973-74).
Ministry of Education, Wellington (New Zealand).
The Working Party on Aims and Objectives reports on its reappraisal of elementary and secondary education in New Zealand. Attention is focused on four major concepts: 1) the school as a professional unit, 2) lifelong education as a continuing process beyond the formal school system, 3) continuity throughout the educational system, and 4) school community cooperation and mutual support. Within this framework, priority is placed on the continuing education of teachers, human and material resources reorganization and development, the strengthening of school-based curricula and the eliminating of national exams, and the fostering of change and innovation through research and evaluation. Specific areas of emphasis include the training of adult educators and the development of community schools, parent education and the rationalization of levels of training, the strengthening of the school as a professional unit, continuing for all teachers, courses for training officers and strengthening of vocational guidance, the establishment of a unified teaching profession, the development of school-based curricula, moral education as a planned part of the curriculum, and the strengthening of school-based assessment. The complete set of recommendations is a part of the narrative of this report. (Author/DW)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Early Childhood Education, Educational Assessment, Educational Development, Elementary Education, Equal Education, Evaluation Needs, Financial Support, Inservice Teacher Education, Lifelong Learning, Program Evaluation, Research, School Community Relationship, Secondary Education, Teacher Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ministry of Education, Wellington (New Zealand).
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand