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ERIC Number: ED511850
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jul
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
Beginning Secondary Teachers in PNG: Family Background, Choice of Subject and the Curriculum Needs of Schools
Palmer, W. P.
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the South Pacific Association for Teacher Education (15th, Hobart, Tasmania, Jul 22-26, 1985)
Some results from the 1982 New Teachers survey will be related to the teacher training programme at Goroka Teachers college. These will be put in the context of the subject courses run at G.T.C. and the subjects taught in secondary schools. Indications of who chooses to teach and why will be found by examining the sociological background of the new teachers, and comparison with earlier research will indicate changes in the composition of new teachers in terms of their regions of origin. Some aspects of the social background of teachers will be related to the courses that they chose whilst at GTC. Finally the subjects in which teachers qualified will be compared with those they were asked to teach in their first year of teaching with the conclusion that too frequently new teachers are asked to teach subjects in which they have not been trained. The views of the teachers in their own words will be included where appropriate. The paper contains eleven detailed tables which give unique data about new teachers in the Papua New Guinean educational system. (Contains 11 tables.) [This paper was published by SPATE '85 in "The Preparation of Teachers and Emerging Curriculum Issues," Volume 2, July 23, 1985.]
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Papua New Guinea