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Dr. Thomas Webster
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B.Ed. M.Ed. Ed.D. Ph.D.

Education History

Institution (Date) Qualification Obtained

University of Bristol (UK)
1994-1997

Doctor of Philosophy in Education
Harvard University ( USA )
1990-1991
Master of Education
University of Papua New Guinea 1986-1987 Bachelor of Education
University of Papua New Guinea 1984-1985 Diploma in Education Studies (Planning)
Trinity Teachers College (PNG) 1972-1973 Primary School Teaching Certificate

Research Areas
Universalizing Basic Education in Papua New Guinea. Ongoing work in analysis of policy, practice and status of development in PNG. Currently Chair of the Working Committee preparing a Basic Education Plan for PNG
Other areas of analytical work and contributing to thinking and policy debate include;
  • Links between knowledge generation (research), policy process and policy implementation.
  • Governance Issues
  • Land Development Issues

Selected Publications

Year of Publication Title of Publication
2000

“Globalisation of Education Policies; The Extent of External Influences on Contemporary UPE Policies in Papua New Guinea ”, University of Papua New Guinea Press. (Some Chapters and Table of Contents can be viewed on; http://www.pngbuai.com/300socialsciences/education/
policy/ globalization/default.html

1997 “Cost Analysis and its Use in Simulation of Policy Options; The Papua New Guinea Education Finance Model”, International Review of Education, Vol.43, No.1.
1995 “Indicators for Monitoring Progress of Primary Education in Papua New Guinea ”. Papua New Guinea Journal of Education, Vol. 31, No.1.
 

“Improving the Initial Teacher Training of Community School Teachers: A Drop in the Ocean Policy to Improve Teaching in Schools”, Papua New Guinea Journal of Teacher Education, Vol. 2, No.2.

1994

“Improving the Quality of Education in Community Schools of PNG; Paradigms and Influence on Policy”, Papua New Guinea Journal of Education, Vol. 30, No.1.


Employment History


2004-present

Director, The National Research Institute, Papua New Guinea

2002-2004

Executive Director, The University of Papua New Guinea Open College, Papua New Guinea

1998-2001

Provincial Administrator, Western Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea

1990-1993

Lecturer in Education Planning and Policy Studies, University of Papua New Guinea, Papua New Guinea

1988-1989

National Education Planner, National Department of Education, Papua New Guinea

1984-1985

Senior Professional Assistant (Planning), NCD Education Division, National Department of Education, Papua New Guinea

1983

Assistant Policy Officer, National Department of Education, Papua New Guinea

1977-1982

Headmaster, Various Primary Schools, Papua New Guinea

1974-1976

Primary School Teacher, Various Primary Schools, Papua New Guinea

 

 

 


 
        
 
 

 

             
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