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ERIC Number: ED530633
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Higher Education, the Universities and Secondary Teacher Training in Papua New Guinea
Palmer, W. P.
Online Submission, Education Today, Journal of the College of Preceptors v36 n2 p53-59 1986
The purpose of this paper is to trace the growth of secondary and higher education in Papua New Guinea from its beginnings through the United Nations mission led by Sir Hugh Foot in 1962. The mission was most disappointed in the rate of educational progress in the territory of New Guinea which remained under United Nations mandate in the trusteeship of Australia. The Currie Commission resulted from the United Nations team's report and as a result of the Currie Commission's recommendations the University of Papua New Guinea was established followed by the establishment of Institute of Higher Technical Education also in Port Moresby which eventually became the University of Technology, Lae. The major part of the paper deals with the establishment of Goroka Teachers' College and its rapid growth as the major source of secondary teachers in Papua New Guinea through a variety of imaginative programs. Finally the paper considers the unequal distribution of resources between the three campuses of the University of Papua New Guinea. (Contains 2 tables.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Papua New Guinea