Haripur Journal of Educational Research (HJER) :: Year 2017 Volume 1, Issue 2

Examining Patterns of Student-teacher Interaction in Secondary Schools
Author/s: Ansa Jamil & Muhammad Athar Hussain,
Abstract: Interaction between teachers and students in class room is the most important part of teaching and learning process. Interaction can be based on communication (verbal and ..... Read More
Interaction between teachers and students in class room is the most important part of teaching and learning process. Interaction can be based on communication (verbal and non-verbal), learning and extracurricular activities in the classroom. The purpose of this study was to examine the patterns of student teacher interaction in secondary schools of Lahore. The sample of the study was 150 students of 9th grade and 50 teachers (both male and female) were the sample of this research. For data collection, two questionnaires were developed, one for the teachers and one for the students. The collected data were analyzed quantitatively using mean score and t-test. The results showed that student teacher interaction is made in form of classroom activities using AV aids , games, role playing and group discussion; methodology which involves asking question, accepting students’ ideas, creating interest through participation; classroom environment which involves interaction in form of confident talking, freedom to talk and other related student teacher interaction exist but are not satisfactorily operational. Significant differences exist between male and female students and teachers (both male and female), interaction, classroom, level and patterns of interaction, learning process and classroom activities.
Keywords: Student-teacher interaction, participation in classroom, patterns of interaction
Language: English
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Page Nos 1 - 10
Volume & Issue: 2 - 2
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Secondary Students Perceptions about Student-teacher Interaction: A Descriptive Inquiry
Author/s: Uzma Ata Ullah & Syed Manzar-Abbas,
Abstract: The study attempted to find out the level of student-teacher interaction at secondary level. Student-teacher interaction was compared sector-wise (private and public) and ..... Read More
The study attempted to find out the level of student-teacher interaction at secondary level. Student-teacher interaction was compared sector-wise (private and public) and gender-wise (male and female). A descriptive inquiry was held to investigate the phenomenon. Multi-stage random sampling technique was used for the selection of 200 students. Questionnaire on Teacher Interaction (QTI) developed by Fisher (1995) was adopted as research tool and was translated into Urdu. Most of the respondents perceived student-teacher interaction at moderate level. Among eight sub-factors, significant difference between public and private school students’ perceptions was found for two factors; uncertain and dissatisfied. Public students perceived their teachers more uncertain than that of private students. Private students perceived their teachers more dissatisfied than that of public students. The male students perceived that their teachers were more strict and demonstrating better leadership behavior than that of girls.
Keywords: Students Interaction, Teachers Interaction, Descriptive, Secondary schools, Male and Female
Language: English
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Page Nos 11 - 22
Volume & Issue: 2 - 2
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Students Perspective on Communication Barriers in a Classroom Setting at College Level
Author/s: Wajeeha Aurangzeb, Taseer Rehman & Hukamdad Malik,
Abstract: A good classroom setting fosters teaching learning process and communication is one of the essential components to maintain effective classroom environment. Communication ..... Read More
A good classroom setting fosters teaching learning process and communication is one of the essential components to maintain effective classroom environment. Communication barriers negatively affect the learning process. This study aimed at exploring students’ perspectives on existent communication barriers in classroom setting at college level. Listening barriers, perception barriers, oral barriers, speech and language difficulties, personality dynamics, peer pressure and boring classroom lessons were taken as independent variables. Results revealed that male and female students considered listening barriers and boring classrooms as major determinants. It was concluded that understanding students, giving them the confidence to speak without the fear of being wrong, understanding cultural diversity and language diversity of students can help to lessen communication barriers in classrooms. It was suggested to use blended learning strategies to minimize disruptions and provide training and counselling sessions to teachers and students for building effective classroom communication
Keywords: Communication barriers, classroom setting, college level, student perspective
Language: English
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Page Nos 23 - 32
Volume & Issue: 2 - 2
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Teachers Skills to Create Positive Learning Environment and Collaboration with Parents in Public Schools
Author/s: Iram Irshad, Asaf Niwaz & M. Saeed Khan,
Abstract: This study was carried out to investigate performance of teachers with regard to their capacity to create learning environment and collaboration with learners and parents ..... Read More
This study was carried out to investigate performance of teachers with regard to their capacity to create learning environment and collaboration with learners and parents. By using a questionnaire for teachers and interview protocol for students data was gathered from 39 female and 51 male teachers, along with 20 students, from 15 female and 21 male schools. Overall findings from teachers’ questionnaire and students’ who interviewed reflected that teachers’ effort in creating positive learning environment with in classroom was not satisfactory. They did not involve students in teaching learning process. Generally they applied teacher centered teaching approaches. It was concluded that teachers were not taking care in creating conducive learning environment of the class. It was recommended that teachers may be trained to involve all of the learners in learning process so that they know how learners are progressing and hence learners will receive individual attention. It was recommended that teachers may be encouraged to identify strengths and weaknesses of learners and plan their instruction accordingly. Teachers need to be motivated to develop strong link with parents and communities for better collaboration and students support.
Keywords: learning environment, collaboration and partnership, parents role, teachers standards, Pakistan
Language: English
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Page Nos 33 - 51
Volume & Issue: 2 - 2
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Islamisation of Education in Pakistan: A Review of Education Policies
Author/s: Malik Junaid Ahmad & Fazal Hakim2,
Abstract: In the All Pakistan Educational Conference (1947) it was suggested to develop the system of education in Pakistan as per the guiding Islamic principles to uplift characte ..... Read More
In the All Pakistan Educational Conference (1947) it was suggested to develop the system of education in Pakistan as per the guiding Islamic principles to uplift character of the students. The Commission on National Education 1959 forwarded the education system should enable Muslims to live their lives according Islamic ideology. To materialise this aspiration, Islamic studies was recommended to be put as compulsory subject at elementary level and as optional from secondary onwards to bachelors. The Education Policy of 1970 proposed that Islamiat should be taken compulsory up to secondary level classes and beyond that stage it should be made an optional subject. The Education Policy of 1972-78, advocated the compulsory position for the subject of Islamic Studies within the curriculum for making students better Muslims. The Education Policy of 1978 advocated Islamiat to be initiated as a compulsory subject up to the bachelors. The Education policies of 1992, 1998 and 2009 proposed teaching of Islamic education and the holy Quran to equip students with the knowledge of Islam. Teaching of Islamic contents to students was envisioned to train students to live in accordance with the ideology of Islam in their practical life. Overall, there has been a consistent effort at Islamising curriculum in Pakistan.
Keywords: Islamisation, Education policy, Islamiat, Pakistan, Review
Language: English
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Page Nos 52 - 62
Volume & Issue: 2 - 2
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Factors Causing Low Achievement of Post Graduate Students at the Department of English University of Malakand, Pakistan
Author/s: Aziz Ahmed, Itbar Khan & Nazia Saeed,
Abstract: Failure ratio at master level in the subject of English literature and language at postgraduate level in the Department of English, University of Malakand is high as comp ..... Read More
Failure ratio at master level in the subject of English literature and language at postgraduate level in the Department of English, University of Malakand is high as compared to the results of other subjects in other departments. To find out reasons of the failure mix method design was used which comprises a questionnaire having Twenty Six items, covering main aspects like: parental education, motivation level, their background knowledge in English literature, classroom environment, study material and examination, and focus group discussion. After analysis of the data, it was found that lack of audio-visual aids, external evaluation, lack of departmental library, classes in the afternoon and lack of background knowledge in literature are some of the factors which cause failure of the students. If these factors are worked out, the failure ratio may be decreased.
Keywords: English literature and language, students’ low achievement, factors causing low achievement, remedies to overcome the failure
Language: English
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Page Nos 63 - 74
Volume & Issue: 2 - 2
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