Duties & Tasks of a Education Officer
An education officer may perform the following tasks:
- coordinate educational programs and provide advice to teachers, principals and education administrative staff
- conduct research on the education systems of other states and other countries, identifying new developments and assessing their relevance locally
- identify future educational needs, and plan, develop and modify programs to meet those needs
- document subjects and courses developed, and evaluate new courses
- sit on committees and organise and conduct workshops and conferences to raise awareness of educational issues, and develop new policies and approaches to learning
- develop training programs for teachers in new programs and methods
- undertake school reviews, teacher assessment and education planning in primary and secondary schools
- prepare reports and information papers
- assess the suitability of teachers for promotion or further training
- provide support and advice to parents providing home schooling in remote areas.
Working conditions for a Education Officer
Education officers work indoors in offices and classrooms. They usually work regular hours, but may be required for evenings and on weekends.