ERIC Number: EJ691004
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
'Education for Equality' and 'Education for Life': Examining Reading Literacy and Reading Interest in Papua New Guinea Primary Schools
Hopkins, Sarah; Ogle, Graham; Kaleveld, Lisette; Maurice, John; Keria, Betty; Louden, William; Rohl, Mary
Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, v33 n1 p77-96 Mar 2005
Reading literacy and reading interest was examined in four primary schools in Papua New Guinea: in an international, suburban, settlement and village school. In this paper we present a summary of findings located within a local context and examine the implications as viewed through two lenses. From an 'educational for equality' perspective, the findings suggest a critical need to re-evaluate the use of national testing to select children for further education and address the serious shortage of reading books in school libraries. From an 'education for life' perspective, the findings indicate a continuing need for community-based actions together with innovative teacher education programs aimed at developing ways of strengthening the connections between home and school.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Materials, School Libraries, Reading Interests, Teacher Education, Equal Education, Elementary Schools, Family School Relationship, Literacy
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Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: Primary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Papua New Guinea