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The expanding role of the senior secondary colleges

Jatan, R 1985 , 'The expanding role of the senior secondary colleges', Coursework Master thesis, University of Tasmania.

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Matriculation Colleges in Tasmania were established for a
selective intake of students. As the retention rates at grades
11 and 12 has increased over the last two decades, senior secondary
colleges have widened their educational programmes to meet the needs
of this growing number of students.
With the pressure on educational systems to increase their
educational provisions, various moves were made to rationalize postcompulsory
A review of alternative courses and provisions made in
other states and overseas shows that educational authorities are
gradually responding to the changing needs of the upper secondary
students Attempts to broaden the curriculum have been hampered
by the existing matriculation requirements. To encourage educational
institutions to provide more relevant courses for all students,
attempts have been made to issue a more widely recognized certificate.
As well as this, it has become necessary to increase the prestige of
such certification among students, their parents and the wider
community, in order that these new courses may be seen as a viable
and acceptable alternative to the more traditional existing matriculation
Tasmania has led other states in providing relevant education
for 16 to 19 year olds by the establishment of community colleges.
Whilst there have been some initial problems in
establishing fully integrated community colleges, the concept
remains valid as these colleges facilitate increased provisions
of educational opportunity.

Item Type: Thesis - Coursework Master
Authors/Creators:Jatan, R
Keywords: Education, Secondary, High schools
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Thesis (M.Ed.)--University of Tasmania, 1984. Bibliography: leaves 110-116

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