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ERIC Number: EJ758745
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 15
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-0010-8146
Vernacular Education in Papua New Guinea: Is It Really Effective?
Nagai, Yasuko
Convergence, v37 n2 p107-121 2004
This paper is based on an observational study concerning the effectiveness of elementary education. It was conducted in a rural area near Alotau, the provincial capital of the Milne Bay Province, with a special focus on the Maiwala Elementary School. In this paper, the author first briefly describes what elementary education is and how it has been implemented in the Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea. Then she clarifies the aims of elementary education. She also provides a brief history of the Maiwala Elementary School, and discusses the effectiveness of elementary education. Finally, she concludes this paper recommending some important points for the expansion of elementary education. (Contains 10 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Papua New Guinea