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ERIC Number: ED500898
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Jan
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 52
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
The Training of Science Teachers in Papua New Guinea
Palmer, W. P.
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Future Perspectives on Teacher Training, National Curricula and Secondary Schooling GTC Seminar (Papua, New Guinea, Sep 19-20, 1985)
The Currie Report (1964) pointed out that "So far as any one strand in the "seamless web" of education can be picked out as of more fundamental importance than another it is the training of teachers/probably no other activity of the Administration is quite so important as this." Klassen (1982) has also rated teacher education highly: "Teacher education is a major element in a nation's hope for educational progress." Science and technology are seen as the way forward for most countries to develop their full economic potential. To achieve this, a high level of general education is required as well as a viable indigenous scientific community. (Yeboah-Ainankwah, 1984, p. 7). In PNG two institutions prepare secondary science teachers. One is Goroka Teachers College which offers prospective teachers a Diploma in Secondary Teaching after a two year course from Grade 12. The great majority of secondary teachers take this course. The Faculty of Education offers a small minority a Bachelor of Education course which is influential, but the remainder of this paper will refer almost entirely to the GTC diplomates. (Contains 3 tables.) [This paper was published in: "The Proceedings of Future Perspectives on Teacher Training, National Curricula and Secondary Schooling Seminar," pp.158-174. (Publication date: January, 1987).]
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Papua New Guinea