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ERIC Number: ED268216
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
PNG Education System: Equity Trends and Comparisons.
Sheret, Michael
This paper identifies and discusses inequities in the educational system of Papua New Guinea (PNG). It begins by explaining the use of the Gini coefficient as an equity index, and then discusses inequities and equity trends in four concern areas: geographic distribution of formal education between provinces; educational achievement; distribution of education to individuals; and the economic system. Major findings of the study are as follows: (1) From 1975 to 1982, the distribution of primary and secondary enrollments between provinces became more equitable. (2) The distribution between provinces of Grade 10 examination achievement became more equitable between 1970 and 1980. (3) According to 1966 and 1971 census data, the distribution of education between individuals was very inequitable, mainly because of a large and increasing number of people without any schooling. (4) The distribution of economic activity (measured in 1975-76) between provinces was much less equitable than the distribution of education. (5) Use of a quantitative indicator, such as the Gini coefficient, is necessary to improving the objectivity of assertions about geographical equity. (KH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Papua New Guinea