ERIC Number: ED399378
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
National Profiles in Technical and Vocational Education in Asia and the Pacific: Papua New Guinea.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.
One of a series of studies on the development of technical and vocational education in the member states of UNESCO, this report profiles the educational system in Papua New Guinea. The four parts of the document provide information about the following: the geography, the history, and the economy of the country; the educational system; technical education; and a list of technician education institutions. Appendixes provide statistical information about the economy and the educational system. Some of the highlights are as follows: (1) Papua New Guinea is a "lower middle income" country, but its educational status is actually worse than the average of the lowest income countries; (2) the country is made up of at least five ethnic groups, peace is a challenge, and the economy must grow in order to provide employment; (3) mining and education for mining occupations is important for the future of the country; (4) the education system has four levels: primary (grades 1-6), lower secondary (grades 7-10), upper secondary (grades 11-12), and higher education; (5) only about 55 percent of children complete 6 years of schooling, and fewer enter or complete high school; (6) technical education is provided in lower secondary schools and in technical institutions although many more are needed. (KC)
Descriptors: College Programs, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Public Policy, Secondary Education, Technical Education, Vocational Education, Vocational Schools
Asia-Pacific Centre of Educational Innovation for Development (ACEID), UNESCO Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, P.O. Box 967, Prakanong Post Office, Bangkok 10110, Thailand; Networking and Information Service Unit, CPSC, P.O. Box 7500, Domestic Airport Post Office, NAIA, Pasay City 1300, Manila, Philippines.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.
Identifiers - Location: Papua New Guinea