Series 461 - Teacher training material for the Papua New Guinea 'E' Course

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Teacher training material for the Papua New Guinea 'E' Course


  • 1960 - 1972 (Creation)

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Post World War II the need for education in Papua New Guinea was listed as essential in the Provisional Administration Bill of 1945. In the late 1950s, W C Grove, as Director of Papua New Guinea Education, saw that education for local students was hampered in that the Territory did not have staff to run schools while indigenous teachers were being trained. The 'E' or Emergency Crash Teacher Training Course was implemented. The aim was to recruit Australians, quickly train them and post them to primary schools. The first "E" course began at Malaguna Technical Centre in 1960. On 1 April 1961 the first E course graduates were posted to districts throughout PNG. The courses ended in December 1971. This compilation is in two parts. The first describes the courses, the second is a list of lecturers, trainees who graduated from the three training colleges at Malaguna, Madang and Port Moresby, and selected events.


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Created by Christine Bryan on 8 May 2014




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