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Educational Research for Policy and Practice

, Volume 6, Issue 3, pp 219–228 | Cite as

Quality assurance and assessment in education in Papua New Guinea

  • Michael A. Mel
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Abstract

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.

Keywords

Assessment Inspection National assessment National curriculum Quality assurance School-based assessment Standards Teacher appraisal 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Expressive Arts and Religious EducationUniversity of GorokaGoroka, E. H. P.Papua New Guinea

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