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ERIC Number: ED500712
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Dec-4
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 29
Education Policy Reforms of Secondary Education in the Northern Territory
Palmer, Bill
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Comparative and International Education Society (ANZCIES) (32nd, Melbourne, Australia, Dec 3-5, 2004)
An original study of the Ramsay Committee report entitled "Future Directions for Secondary Education in the Northern Territory" (the "Secondary Review") was presented in December 2004 at the ANZCIES National Conference in Melbourne. This was prior to the Northern Territory Government deciding how many of the recommendations of the "Secondary Review" would be implemented and what additional measures would be taken to improve secondary education in the Northern Territory. In February 2005, the Northern Territory Labor Government stated its plans for secondary education. On 18 June, 2005, there was a Northern Territory election in which the main features of the Labor manifesto were economic management, health and education. The Labor government was returned with a greatly increased majority. Currently many features of the government's educational policy are in the early stages of implementation. It should be noted that websites formerly under the "priority education" banner have been replaced by sites labelled "betterschools." The full text of the "Secondary Review" is still available online as indicated in the references. This paper provides information about the Northern Territory and the "Secondary Review," the reactions of different interest groups to the "Secondary Review," specific issues of middle schools, leaning precincts, Indigenous education, the Northern Territory Open Education Centre and senior secondary education. The study of secondary schools in the Northern Territory continues, though the author of this paper remains disappointed that more has not done in Indigenous education by the Northern Territory Government. Terms of Reference are appended. [This paper was published in: Global Pedagogies, Equity, Access and Democracy in Education (Editors Joseph Zadja and Peter Ninnes) Refereed Proceedings of 32nd Annual Conference of ANZCIES: 3-5 December 2004, St Patrick's Campus (Melbourne) Australian Catholic University (pp. 297-306).]
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia