ERIC Number: EJ809426
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Quality Assurance and Assessment in Education in Papua New Guinea
Mel, Michael A.
Educational Research for Policy and Practice, v6 n3 p219-228 Oct 2007
Education in Papua New Guinea (PNG) has experienced major shifts and changes over the last decade or so under the National Education Reform. In that context there is recognition for schools to appreciate their local contexts and conditions regarding assessment. The National Educational Department is also aware of the fact that there is need for some level of control from the national perspective to ensure a level playing field for assessment. Along with school-based assessment and national assessment processes, teacher inspections and appraisal, school and curriculum observations and appraisal are also recognized as elemental in ensuring quality control across the country. This article represents the modes and methods of assessment and quality assurance in PNG within the context of the current policy debates and policy development on education reform.
Descriptors: Quality Control, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Educational Policy, Public Schools, Institutional Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Public Agencies, Educational Assessment, Program Descriptions, Accountability, Administrative Organization, Federal Legislation, Improvement Programs
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Papua New Guinea