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Comparative studies in curriculum change : the change from the 'Pacific series' English program to 'Our English series for Melanesia' English program in community schools in Papua New Guinea : its effects in the preparation of teachers in community teachers' colleges

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Raki, N (1996) Comparative studies in curriculum change : the change from the 'Pacific series' English program to 'Our English series for Melanesia' English program in community schools in Papua New Guinea : its effects in the preparation of teachers in community teachers' colleges. Coursework Master thesis, University of Tasmania.

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Abstract

English is the-official language and the medium of instruction in
community schools and higher learning institutions in Papua New Guinea today.
During the colonial rule of the two territories, the British in Papua and the Germans
in New Guinea, different language policies existed according to the purposes of the
colonial powers.
In order to assist the teachers teachmg the approved medium of
instructions, primers and rea,ders were produced. The Papuan Junior Readers were
produced and used in the state schools in the Territory of Papua. During the post
World War II period, English programs were developed for the two territories under
the Australian administration. The Oxford English Course for Papua and New
Guinea, the Minenda Series produced by the Jacaranda Press, and the Pacific Series
published by the Oxford University Press, Melbourne. The present English
program, Our English Series for Melanesia, was developed nationally and is used in
the community schools, and in Community Teachers' Colleges.
For the purposes of teacher preparation for teaching English in community
schools, this dissertation focuses on the comparison of the underlying theories upon
which the Pacific Series and Our English Series for Melanesia were designed and
developed. The study seeks to identify the factors that determined the change from
Pacific Series to Our English Series for Melanesia,, the approaches adopted with the
goal of teaching English effectively at community schools, and the means in which
student-teachers in Community Teachers' Colleges can be prepared to meet these
goals (effective English teaching in PNG community schools).
It is anticipated that results from the study will assist curriculum writers
and policy makers to review present practices to improve English teaching and
learning, as well as increasing students' knowledge and usage of English.

Item Type: Thesis (Coursework Master)
Keywords: English language, Community schools, Curriculum change
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Copyright 1996 the author - The University is continuing to endeavour to trace the copyright owner(s) and in the meantime this item has been reproduced here in good faith. We would be pleased to hear from the copyright owner(s).

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Includes bibliographical references (leaves 96-99). Thesis (M.Ed.St.)--University of Tasmania, 1997

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