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The challenges in developing a mathematics curriculum for training elementary teachers in Papua New Guinea

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As Papua New Guinea undergoes a period of major education reform that includes the establishment of an elementary education programme, the development of an elementary teacher education curriculum is proving to be a challenging task. As a background this paper provides contextual information about the elementary education programme and highlights some of the challenges facing those who are developing and implementing elementary mathematics curricula, including teacher trainers and trainee teachers.

Keywords: Curriculum; Elementary education; Elementary mathematics; Papua New Guinea

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1: Division of Education Central Province Papua New Guinea 2: Department of Education and Children's Services South Australia

Publication date: April 1, 2004

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