Annual Report 1991 Department of Education
Tabled Paper 1288
Tabled Papers for 6th Assembly 1990 - 1994; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT
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Contribution Scheme were awarded to forty Departmental staff on behalf of the Commonwealth Department of Employment, Education and Training. Under the Aboriginal Education Program, 38 full-time and five part-time study awards were made to Aboriginal people. Four proteges began training under the mentor scheme, with workshops being held for both trainees and mentors. Induction recall programs were also conducted for community liaison officers in rural and urban areas. During the year, the administration of the South East Asia and Pacific Region Educational Administrators and Managers Symposium (SE APRE AMS) was established within the Department, foreshadowing the Northern Territory's biennial hosting of SEAPREAMS activities from 1992. In November, SE APRE AMS conducted its twelfth Regional Symposium, with funding support from the Department, at Rarotonga in the Cook Islands on the theme Partners in Educational Leadership: Schools and Communities Prepare for the Future. PEER ASSESSMENT PROGRAM There were 361 members of the Teaching Service on probation during 1991, of whom 201 had their probationary procedures carried over from the previous year. Of the 120 teachers who applied for promotion assessment, 81 completed the assessment procedure and obtained current reports for use when applying for school-based promotional positions. The Level 3 Master Teacher Scheme drew twenty applicants of whom eight completed the assessment and one was successful. At Level 2, there were 54 applicants; 32 completed the assessment; ten were successful. The figures for level 1 were 145,105 and 35 respectively. 35
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