Patricia Paraide

Patricia

  • Associate Professor in Education Research
  • Education Faculty Research Coordinator
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Expertise and Interest

Language and linguistics
• Literacy-early childhood to adults
• Child Development and Nutrition
• Religious Studies (Diploma in Religious studies)
• Research in all areas of education, indigenous knowledge, literacy and nutrition

Qualifications
2003 - 2009, Deakin University, Burwood, PhD (Philosophy of Education - Part-time)
1993 - 1994, Monash University, Clayton - Masters in Education Studies
1987 - 1988, University of Papua New Guinea - Bachelor of Education (Ins)
1976 - 1977, Goroka Teachers’ College - Diploma in Secondary Teaching
1974 - 1975, Kerevat National High School - Grades 11 - 12
1970 - 1973, Rabaul International High School - Grades 7 - 10
1962 - 1969, Nodup Primary School - Grades 1 - 6

Employment History

27th January 2014 - Divine Word University - Attached to Post Graduate and Research

26 March 2001 - 2013 Senior Research Fellow - Education Research Division - People’s Pillar, National Research Institute.

20 October 1996 - 2000, National Coordinator- Monitoring - FMU (H/Q Planning Facilitating & Monitoring Division – Education Department)

18 March 1996 - 17 October 1996, SCO English – CDD – Education Department

5 March 1995 - 15 March 1996, SCO English – College of Distance Education (CODE) - Education Department

1990 – 1992, SCO English – College of Distance Education (CODE), Education Department

1989 - Liaison Officer - SALD now GES (H/Q) – Education Department

1985 – 1986,  (HQ) Professional Assistant -Then NID, then SALD now
GES (HQ) Education Department.
 
1983 –1984, Kagua High School- SSM- Assessment Coordinator, SRC Coordinator, SM English and Home Economics.
Grade 10 English and Home Economics Teacher - Education Department

1982 Malabunga High School - SCO English, Boarding School Girls’ Mistress, House Sports Mistress, Staff Rep. on BOG Education Department

1980 – 1981 Boisen High School – Officer-in-charge of School Library, Grades 7 & 10 English teacher – Education Department

1978 – 1979 - Marianville High School - Grade 7 English, Grade 8 Home Economics and Grade 9 Religious Studies teacher, School’s Sports Mistress, Staff Rep. on BOG, SRC Coordinator  - Education Department

1998 Carried out an assessment on the implementation of elementary education in Papua New Guinea:

1999 Was part of the New Zealand team which reviewed the Simbu Literacy Program.


1999 - 2001  Worked with donor project officers (AusAID mainly) as technical advisor. Projects such as the Curriculum Reform Implementation Project (CRIP), Basic Education Infrastructure Curriculum and Materials (BEICAM), Elementary Teacher Education Support Project (ETESP)

2001 Consultant to Wollongong University, CRIP Impact Study 2.

2010 - 2013 Member of Pacific Adventist University Academic Board

2005 - 2007 Member of Academic Board St Joseph’s International Catholic College

2005 - 2013 Support St Joseph’s International Catholic College through sporting activities, professional critique of curriculum/teaching/assessment and other school activities

2010 - 2013 Team leader of informal literacy and basic numeracy program for not yet in school, elementary and primary school children at the NRI Campus community  

1995 - 2013 Member of the Commentator & Reader Team for Sunday Masses at St Joseph’s Catholic Parish

Current Work at DWU

• Co-Editor DWU journal articles- first issue 2014
• Lecturer Post Graduate course – Basic research  
• Chairperson of Education Faculty Research Committee

Research Experience

2001 Mi Lusim Skul – Retention and Participation of Students at School in Papua New Guinea. National Research Instiute. Co-authored report.

2001 The Impact of the Education Reform on the New Guinea Islands Region. National Research Institute. Co-authored report.

2001 Curriculum Reform Implementation Project - Impact Study Two. Part of the team evaluating the impact of the catch-up bridging courses offered to grade 3-5 teachers. Co-authored Report-Bridging the Gap

2002 Published book.- Rediscovering Heritage. National Research Institute.


2002 Elementary Teacher Education Support Project – Team leader to investigate the impact of vernacular teaching materials in the classroom. Author of report

2002 Elementary Teacher Education Support Project- Team leader to investigate effectiveness of elementary cluster workshops in PNG. Author of report

2002 NZODA – Part of a design team investigating the role of NZODA and funding education initiatives in PNG. Co-authored report.

2002 World Bank Co-ordinator for New Guinea Islands region for study titled Public Expenditure and Service Delivery in Education in PNG. Co-authored report.

2002 Curriculum Reform Implementation Project. Team member involved in a review of selected schools involved in the Curriculum Reform Support Program. . Co-authored
report.

2003 World Bank – Member of research team involved in an intensive qualitative study of twelve primary schools in Papua New Guinea and the delivery of education services. Co-authored report.

2003 Curriculum Reform Implementation Project. Team member involved in a review of the Lower Primary Curriculum. Co-authored report.

2003 ADB – LIFE project - As a member of the team, participates in a workshop for provincial government officers on Literacy Is for Everyone.
•    Member of team involved in the workshop and field work
•    Use of focus group questions to determine the best awareness techniques that would be useful for the LIFE project
•    Visit and talk to government and community groups in pilot provinces.
•    Visit and talk to people regarding adult literacy initiatives in the provinces.
•    Co-authored report.

2003 PATTAF Tracer Study
Member of the research team involved in tracing past PATTAF awardees.
•    As a member of the team worked on the instruments for the study
•    3 sets of interview questions were used, one for the awardee, one for the employer and another for use during telephone interviews
•    Travel to provinces to conduct provincial interviews
•    Scheduling and interviewing awardees regarding the scholarship
•    Interviewing employers regarding training program for staff
•    Co-authored report.

2004 Impact Study in BEICMP Provinces
•    Member of the research team involved in study.
•    As a member of the team worked on the instruments for the study
•    Travel to provinces to conduct provincial interviews
•    Scheduling and interviewing stakeholders on impact of project
•    Co-authored report.

2005 - 2006 Evaluation of the Implementation of the new elementary curriculum
•    Member of the research team involved in study.
•    As a member of the team worked on the instruments for the study
•    Travel to provinces to conduct action research in selected province and site schools
•    Assisted and train teachers to conduct action research.
•    Co-authored report.

2007 - 2009 Follow-up Retention Study
• Member of the research team involved in identifying and evaluating strategies that already exist in schools and community to solve the retention problem in PNG schools. NRI is working in  partnership with NDOE
• Assisted in the development of the survey instruments for the study
• Responsible for training one of the NDOE colleagues on research skills, data analysis and report writing during this process (Traveled with him to his site province at the beginning of the study to provide on the job training on data collection before I focused in my own site province.)  
• Travel to site province to conduct action research in selected province and schools.
• Assisted teachers and students in site schools to participate in action research and work out practical strategies to solve school and community issues identified in their particular school in this study.
• Principal author of report- Published report in 2010

2010-Teacher Deployment Study
• Team leader of team who carried research on teachers’ perception of teacher appointment in eight provinces
• Did fieldwork in two of the provincial sites
• Conducted interviewed with teachers, provincial education offices
• Analyzed data
• Principal author of 4 of the discussion Papers
• Published Eight Discussion Papers published in 2012- ‘Teachers perceptions of Teacher Appointments in East New Britain, New Ireland, East Sepik, West Sepik, Simbu, Western Highlands, Milne Bay and Central Province

2010 - 2012 EGRA (Early Grade Reading Assessment)
• Project -team Leader of team
• Revised the World Bank EGRA instruments to suit PNG learning environment
• Translated the EGRA instruments to Tok Pisin for use with elementary children
• Translated EGRA instruments to Kuanua for elementary students (Tolai people’s language)
• Developed Snapshot Classroom observation tool for use during EGRA study
• Report on study with NDOE

2010 - 2012 ADRA Project
• Team leader of PNG ADRA team
• Researched the use of Action Research Booklet by primary school teachers in remote schools of PNG.
• Assisted teachers to use action research Booklets.
• Guide teachers to analyses assessment data and use information inform decisions on teaching and learning strategies.
• Coauthored Journal articles, conference papers & Action Research Booklet For Teachers

2012 - 2013 School Fee Expenditure Tracking: A Pilot Study of Two Primary Schools in NCD
• Individual work
• Administered surveys to head teachers of schools
• Administered focused group interviews to teachers, parents and BOM members
• Analyzed data
• Authored report (final draft)

2013 Desktop Review - Basic & Higher education in Papua New Guinea: Addressing Quality Processes
• Individual work
• Research literature
• Analyse information presented in literature cited
• Authored report (final draft)

Presentation of Papers at International and PNG Conferences

  1. Presented a paper Distance Education for focus on girls & women in PNG (Islamabad- Pakistan)
    1991    Presented a paper on the state of Distance Education in PNG (Thailand)
    1995    Presented a paper on appropriate reading text in courses for distance education second language speakers in PNG at the ODLAA Distance Education Conference (Vanuatu)
    2003    Presented a paper based on an occasional paper ‘Rediscovering our Heritage’ (NRI publication) at the University of Goroka Education Conference (Goroka)
    2004    Presented a paper based on an occasional paper ‘Rediscovering our Heritage’ (NRI publication) at the Linguistic Society Conference (Divine Word University)
    June 2005     Presented a paper based on PhD studies the Integration of Indigenous and Western mathematical knowledge in PNG students’ Learning’  (Port Moresby)
    July 2005     Presented a paper based on my PhD studies the Integration of Indigenous and Western mathematical knowledge in PNG students’ Learning’  at the NDOE Curriculum Conference in Port Moresby
    Sept 2005     Presented a paper based on my PhD studies the Integration of Indigenous and Western mathematical knowledge in PNG students’ Learning’  at the Linguistic Society Conference at the UPNG University Centre - Madang
    Sept 2006    Presented a paper based on my PhD studies on Indigenous Number and Measurement at the Linguistic Society Conference at the UPNG University Centre – Madang
    Jan 2007    Presented a paper based on my PhD studies on Indigenous Measurement at the ANU Conference- Canberra
    Feb 2007    Presented the findings of the Evaluation of the Implementation of the Elementary Curriculum in PNG at Deakin University- Melbourne
    Nov 2008    Presented paper on Indigenous mathematics in Dubbo- Charles Stuart University (NSW)
    Apr 2010    Presented paper on Action Research at the Senior Education Officers Conference, (Wewak)
    July 2010    Presented paper on using action research to improve the quality of teaching in basic education (Port Moresby)
    July 2011    Presented paper at the literacy conference of importance of reading in early years of children’s education (Port Moresby)
    Oct, 2012    Presented Paper during Food Security Conference on Impact of Food Shortage on Students’ Education’(Port Moresby)
    Jan 2012    Presented paper at the Hawaii conference on action research in PNG (Hawaii)
    July 2013    Presented paper on status of literacy in PNG in Delhi Conference (India)
    Aug 2013    Presented paper on the status of literacy, access, retention, quality education at the Senior Education Officers Conference, Alotau
    Oct 2013    Presented paper on importance and status of literacy in PNG (Port Moresby)

Publications

Paraide, P., 1995, ‘Discourse Analysis of Selected and Elaborated Course Material Text in the Papua New Guinea Journal of Education, Vol.31, No: 2 1995

Paraide, P., 1998, ‘Elementary Education: The Foundation of Education Reform in Papua New Guinea’, Papua New Guinea Journal of Education, vol. 34, no. 1:1–18.
Paraide, P., 2002, Rediscovering our Heritage, National Research Institute. Port Moresby.
Paraide, P., 2008, ‘Number in Tolai Culture’, Contemporary PNG Studies Divine Word University Research Journal, vol. 9, November: 69 –77.
Paraide, P., 2008, ‘The Progress of Vernacular and Bilingual Instruction on Formal Schooling’, Spotlight with NRI, Vol: 2 No:4, October 2008.
Paraide, P., 2009, Integrating Indigenous and Western Mathematical Knowledge in PNG Early School: Thesis, Deakin University, Melbourne.
Paraide, P., Kippel, L., Kukari, A., Agigo, J., & Irima, K., 2010, Addressing Localised Students Absenteeism and School Withdrawal: An Action Research, National Research Institute, Port Moresby.

Paraide, P., Evan, T., Honan, E., Muspratt, S and Reta, M., 2013, ‘Using Action Research to improve the quality of Teaching Basic Education’, in Kukari, A., 2013, Universalizing Basic Education in Papua New Guinea: Experiences, Lessons Learnt, and Interventions for Achieving the Goal of Universal Basic Education.

Paraide, P, 2013. ‘Malnutrition and children’s learning’, Sunday Chronicle, 5 May, 2013, p15, Port Moresby.

Paraide, P, 2013. ‘Malnutrition and its effects on children’s learning’, Post Courier, 6 May, 2013, pp 17-19, Port Moresby.

Guy, R., Paraide, P., Kippel, L. & Reta, M., 2001, Bridging the Gaps, National Research Institute, Port Moresby.

Guy, R.., Paraide, P. & Kippel, L., 2002, Review of Academic Achievement in the New Guinea Island, National Research Institute, Port Moresby.

Guy, R., Paraide, P., Kippel, L., & Reta, M., 2003, Lower Primary Curriculum Review of Edition One Materials, National Research Institute, Port Moresby.

Evans, T., Guy, R., Honan, E., Kippel, L., Muspratt, A., Paraide, P. & Tawailoye, P., 2006, PNG Curriculum Reform Implementation Project Impact Study 6, Deakin University, Geelong.

Evans, T., Guy, R., Honan, E., Paraide, P., Muspratt, S., ‘Reflections on Conduction Research Projects in Papua New Guinea’ Journal of Research and Reflections in Education, December 2010, Vol. 4., No. 2.pp77-89.

Honan, E., Evans, T., Muspratt, S., Paraide, P., Reta, M., & Baroutis, A., 2012, Implementing a new model for teacher’s professional learning in Papua New Guinea, Routledge, London. http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/rjie20
Honan, E., Evans, T., Paraide, P., Reta, M., and Muspratt, S, 2012, Action Research Booklet for Teachers, The University of Queensland, Brisbane.
Kukari, A., Paraide, P. & Kippel, L., 2009, The State of Education on Lihir, National Research Institute, Port Moresby.
Kukari, A., Paraide, P., Kelep-Malpo, K., Mugup, S., and Pes, W., 2012, Teachers’ Perception of Teacher Appointment in the Central Province, National Research Institute, Port Moresby.
Kukari, A., Paraide, P., Kelep-Malpo, K., Mugup, S., and Pes, W., 2012, Teachers’ Perception of Teacher Appointment in the East New Britain Province, National Research Institute, Port Moresby.
Kukari, A., Paraide, P., Kelep-Malpo, K., Mugup, S., and Pes, W., 2012, Teachers’ Perception of Teacher Appointment in the East Sepik Province, National Research Institute, Port Moresby.
Kukari, A., Paraide, P., Kelep-Malpo, K., Mugup, S., and Pes, W., 2012, Teachers’ Perception of Teacher Appointment in the Milne Bay Province, National Research Institute, Port Moresby.
Kukari, A., Paraide, P., Kelep-Malpo, K., Mugup, S., and Pes, W., 2012, Teachers’ Perception of Teacher Appointment in the New Ireland Province, National Research Institute, Port Moresby.
Kukari, A., Paraide, P., Kelep-Malpo, K., Mugup, S., and Pes, W., 2012, Teachers’ Perception of Teacher Appointment in the Simbu Province, National Research Institute, Port Moresby.
Kukari, A., Paraide, P., Kelep-Malpo, K., Mugup, S., and Pes, W., 2012, Teachers’ Perception of Teacher Appointment in the Western Highlands Province, National Research Institute, Port Moresby.
Kukari, A., Paraide, P., Kelep-Malpo, K., Mugup, S., and Pes, W., 2012, Teachers’ Perception of Teacher Appointment in the West Sepik Province, National Research Institute, Port Moresby.
Kukari, A, Reta, M and Paraide, P., 2012, Training Needs of Teachers Serving in the PNG LNG Project Impacted Areas, National Research Institute, Port Moresby.
Malone, S & Paraide, P., 2011, ‘Mother tongue-based bilingual education in Papua New Guinea’, International Review of Education, 2011, Vol 57, No:5-6, pp 705-719.
Reta, M., Evan, T., Honan, E., Muspratt, S and Paraide, P., 2013, ‘Why Use Action Research for Teacher Professional Learning in Papua New Guinea’, in Kukari, A., 2013, Universalizing Basic Education in Papua New Guinea: Experiences, Lessons Learnt, and Interventions for Achieving the Goal of Universal Basic Education.
Taylor, P., Owens, K., Paraide, P., Jannok-Nutti, Y., Johansson, G., McNair, M., & Simpson, A., 2011, ‘Cultural horizons for mathematics’, Mathematics Education Research Group of Australia Inc.
Yet to be published
School Fee Expenditure Tracking: A Pilot Study of Two Primary Schools in NCD (Final Draft – research publication- P. Paraide)

The Challenges with the Implementation of Vernacular and Bilingual Education in Papua New Guinea (Final Draft-research publication- journal article- Paraide)

Basic and Higher Education in Papua New Guinea: Addressing Quality Processes (Final Draft- Desktop Review- research publication-P. Paraide)