ERIC Number: EJ694631
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jul-1
Reference Count: 29
English Community School Teacher Education and English as a Second Language in Papua New Guinea: A Study of a Practicum
Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, v33 n2 p135-146 Jul 2005
This article explores community (primary) school teacher education in the subject, English, at a Papua New Guinea (PNG) teachers' college as manifested in end-of-year English lessons in practicum rounds of pre-service community school teachers. English is the official language overlaid on 700 indigenous languages in this country where reconstructionism informs policy decisions. Given this, the importance of success in English in schools is not to be underestimated. The research focuses on the implementation the knowledge, skills, strategies and materials acquired by pre-service English teachers in a coastal province in PNG in the context of a number of public statements on educational policy and practice. It examines the impact of these as indicated in lesson plans and supervisors' reports.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Languages, Practicums, Official Languages, English Teachers, Educational Policy, Community Schools, Teacher Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Papua New Guinea