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ERIC Number: ED524738
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jul
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
The Progress of Five Attempts to Improve the Quality of Secondary Teaching in Papua New Guinea
Palmer, W. P.
Online Submission, Paper presented at the World International Council on Education for Teaching (ICET) Assembly (31st, Bangkok, Thailand, Jul 23-27, 1984)
There is a general agreement that academic standards in Papua New Guinea high schools are below those in many other countries. This paper will examine this problem generally and also in relation to the teaching of mathematics and science. At Goroka Teachers' College, which is the only teacher training college for secondary school teachers in Papua New Guinea, this has been recognised as a problem for many years. In the last few years a number of innovations have been attempted, some of which have tried to improve the quality of teachers and teaching I whilst others have been more concerned with producing sufficient teachers. This paper will attempt to describe five of these innovations which are: 1. The Conversion Course; 2. The six month S.M.I. Course; 3. The Double Subject Science Course; 4. The additional year at Waigani; 5. The Distance Education Advanced Diploma Course. It is premature at this stage to comment in detail on the success of these attempts, but the continuing efforts by a number of different people underline the determination of the College to produce sufficient teachers and to improve academic standards, both within the College and amongst secondary teachers as a whole. An appendix to the paper summarises the main points of the paper. (Contains 1 table.)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Papua New Guinea