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ERIC Number: ED501704
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Sep-28
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
Idealism amongst New Secondary Teachers in Papua New Guinea
Palmer, W. P.
Online Submission, Paper presented at the "Partnerships in Education" Conference (Melbourne, Australia, Sep 26-29, 1988)
This paper is a byproduct of research started in 1982, suggested to the author through reading "Students into Teachers" (Collins, 1969). No similar study had been carried out in Papua New Guinea (PNG) so this study was designed to find out more about the social background, motivations and conditions of new teachers there. In countries such as the United Kingdom, U.S.A., Canada, Australia and New Zealand the topic is very well researched, but in Third World countries there is very little research data about new teachers. The idealism of PNG tyro teachers became apparent to the author in analyzing the research of the main project and evidence of the considerable degree of idealism that these young teachers possessed. It was concluded that young Papua New Guineans are idealistic and those who take up teaching as a career are particularly idealistic. They generally work hard in difficult conditions for low pay but remain optimistic about their chosen profession. (Contains 2 tables.) [Published in: Proceedings of the Partnerships in Education Conference, Dallas Brooks Hall, Melbourne, Australia, 26-29 September 1988, pp. 98-110 (edited by Tony Townsend and Jennie Cowdell).]
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Papua New Guinea