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The expanding role of the senior secondary colleges

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Matriculation Colleges in Tasmania were established for a selective intake of students. As the retention rates at grades 11 and 12 has increased over the last two decades, senior secondary colleges have widened their educational programmes to meet the needs of this growing number of students. With the pressure on educational systems to increase their educational provisions, various moves were made to rationalize postcompulsory education. A review of alternative courses and provisions made in other states and overseas shows that educational authorities are gradually responding to the changing needs of the upper secondary students Attempts to broaden the curriculum have been hampered by the existing matriculation requirements. To encourage educational institutions to provide more relevant courses for all students, attempts have been made to issue a more widely recognized certificate. As well as this, it has become necessary to increase the prestige of such certification among students, their parents and the wider community, in order that these new courses may be seen as a viable and acceptable alternative to the more traditional existing matriculation certificate. Tasmania has led other states in providing relevant education for 16 to 19 year olds by the establishment of community colleges. Whilst there have been some initial problems in establishing fully integrated community colleges, the concept remains valid as these colleges facilitate increased provisions of educational opportunity.


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Copyright 1983 the Author - The University is continuing to endeavour to trace the copyright owner(s) and in the meantime this item has been reproduced here in good faith. We would be pleased to hear from the copyright owner(s). Thesis (M.Ed.)--University of Tasmania, 1984. Bibliography: leaves 110-116

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