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

An Assessment of the Provision of Professional Competencies for Secondary School Teachers in B. Ed (01-Year) Program in Teacher-Training Institutions
Author/s: Anjum Qayyum, Habib Elahi Sahibzada & Kifayat Khan,
Abstract: The study aimed to assess the provision of professional competencies for secondary school teachers in the B.Ed (one year) programme in teacher-training institutions. This ..... Read More
The study aimed to assess the provision of professional competencies for secondary school teachers in the B.Ed (one year) programme in teacher-training institutions. This study was conducted in four districts (Mansehra, D. I. Khan, Sawat, and Mardan) of Khyber PakhtUnkhwa. All the teacher educators and prospective teachers in teacher training institutions constituted the population of the study. Questionnaire for teacher educators and for prospective teachers was administered, exploring the professional competencies reflected in B.Ed. program curriculum. Data analysis revealed that B.Ed curriculum of training institution provides all the professional competencies required for SSTs. The findings of the study revealed that B.Ed curriculum reflect the following professional competencies: personal classroom management philosophy, classroom management skills, administrative skills, classroom organization and environment, application of culture based approaches, effective teaching, proper lecture delivery in the classroom, continuous assessment in training program, assessing student problems, use of ICT, communication skills, execution of suitable skills to meet goals. Teachers were enabled to be change agents, reflective and critical thinkers. The study suggested further research with same variables on a variety of population.
Keywords: training, professionalism, curriculum, competencies, curricula
Language: English
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Are Course Books for Distance Learners different from Conventional Learners? (A Case Study Based on Students and Faculty Perceptions)
Author/s: Muhammad Ajmal & Irfan Niamat,
Abstract: The purpose of the study was to find out the perceptions of students and faculty about the course books of teaching Mathematics at Bachelor level of Education at Allama I ..... Read More
The purpose of the study was to find out the perceptions of students and faculty about the course books of teaching Mathematics at Bachelor level of Education at Allama Iqbal Open University. Another objective was to find out its difference from conventional text books. Main findings were that course book of teaching Mathematics is different from text book being used in conventional education system. Contents of book are simple, easy, and understandable according to the objective of open and distance learning. Subject matter is according to the mental level of the students. The main recommendations were; revision / improvement in the course, practical application of mathematics in daily life, book may be bi-lingual (English as well as Urdu). The book should be more like guidebook providing techniques of teaching in different environments and levels rather than solving the questions.
Keywords: Content Analysis, Teaching of Mathematics, Allama Iqbal Open University
Language: English
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Scientific Application of Audio Visual Aids in Teaching Science
Author/s: Muhammad Azhar, Asaf Niwaz & Muhammad Ayaz Khan,
Abstract: Present study was designed to examine the effectiveness of using low cost materials as audio visual aids (A.V. Aids) on academic achievement of students’ at elementary ..... Read More
Present study was designed to examine the effectiveness of using low cost materials as audio visual aids (A.V. Aids) on academic achievement of students’ at elementary level. Total 70 students of class 5th from (Govt. Model High School Vehari, in Punjab) were included in the sample. It was an experimental study which followed pre-test post-test design, control design. Students were divided in two groups on the basis of their score in pre-test; experimental and control. Thirty five students were allocated to experimental and control groups each. The experimental group was provided the treatment by using low cost material as A.V. Aids for two months. The researcher himself taught the experimental group of students and the results showed positive effects of A.V. Aids on students’ academic achievement. It was recommended that low-cost A.V. Aids may be used on regular bases for batter academic achievement of students of mixed abilities. It was also recommended that teachers may use of A.V. Aids not only in the subject of science but in all other subjects as well.
Keywords: Audio Visual Aids, Teaching, Science, Elementary students, Academic achievement
Language: English
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Instructional Management for Developing Professionalism at Tertiary Level in Pakistan
Author/s: Quratul Ain Hina,Saira Nudrat & Saima Mehar,
Abstract: Objectives of the research were to find out the impact of instructional management practices on the professionalism of the teachers and to find out the difference in inst ..... Read More
Objectives of the research were to find out the impact of instructional management practices on the professionalism of the teachers and to find out the difference in instructional management practices and professionalism of the teachers on the basis of sector and gender. The research was based on correlation survey method. The population of the research was comprised of all the teachers serving in the universities of Islamabad (11092 faculty members, 17 universities). By using stratified random sampling technique 88 teachers from public and 54 teachers from private sector universities were selected as sample. Data were collected through questionnaire regression analysis and t-test were used for data analysis. The instructional management practices were having only 01 percent effect on the professionalism of the teachers and this was not significant. While there was a significant difference found on the basis of gender in instructional management practices and the professionalism of the teachers. Thus it was recommended that for the university level there may be an annual regular system of training for the planning related activities to improve the skills of the teachers.
Keywords: Professionalism, Planning and Preparation,
Language: English
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Achievement Goal Orientations and Performance in English: A study of Secondary School Students
Author/s: Abdul Basit & Fazal ur Rahman,
Abstract: This paper aimed to determine achievement goal orientations of student and its effects on their performance in English at secondary level. The study used the Patterns for ..... Read More
This paper aimed to determine achievement goal orientations of student and its effects on their performance in English at secondary level. The study used the Patterns for Adaptive Learning Scale which was developed while students’ achievement was measured by a multiple choice test. The study showed that students had a multiple goal orientation. Majority of students had mastery goal orientation, followed by performance-avoid and performance-approach goal orientation. They were slightly more mastery oriented in general but in the high-low category they had high performance-avoidance goal orientation, followed by high performance-approach, and high mastery goal orientation. It was concluded that students’ performance was significantly correlated with students’ achievement goal orientation and students’ mastery goal orientation was a strong predictor of achievement. Teachers may provide students with meaningful activities to increase their motivation and encourage them for learning. Effort may be made to reduce performance avoid orientations in students.
Keywords: English Learning, Achievement, Mastery and Performance Goals.
Language: English
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An Investigation of Teaching Methodologies and Disciplinary Problems in Overcrowded Classrooms
Author/s: Sajjad Hussain, Nasir Ahmad, Asma & Fazal Hakim,
Abstract: Overcrowded classrooms and its associated problems are always under investigation of researchers. This study investigated the teaching methodologies and disciplinary prob ..... Read More
Overcrowded classrooms and its associated problems are always under investigation of researchers. This study investigated the teaching methodologies and disciplinary problems in overcrowded classrooms. Through a descriptive survey research design, the problem was investigated. Among six hundred and thirty eight female Secondary School Teachers (SSTs), through purposive sampling techniques eighty eight teachers identified as sample who were teaching to overcrowded classrooms. The selected respondents were investigated through a questionnaire which was pilot tested. The collected data were analyzed through Mean, Standard Deviation and Pearson correlation. The results showed that majority of the respondents use traditional teaching methodologies, they agreed with disciplinary problems of overcrowded classroom. Based on the results, it was recommended that the teachers may use modern teaching methodologies to increase students’ academic achievement and to overcome disciplinary problems that occur in overcrowded classrooms. Furthermore, it was also recommended to set rules for students in overcrowded classrooms in order to overcome the disciplinary problems. It was recommended to appoint group leader for each group to help teacher in controlling students besides proper seating arrangements in overcrowded classrooms
Keywords: Overcrowded classrooms, Teaching Methods, Disciplinary Problems, Learning Outcomes
Language: English
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Page Nos 53 - 62
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An Assessment of Secondary School Teachers’ Performance and Skills in ICTs in Accordance with National Professional Standards Pakistan
Author/s: Mubashrah Jamil, Shaziah Jamil & Khawila Rasheed,
Abstract: The main objective of the study was to explore teachers’ performance and skills regarding the applications of ICTs in accordance with National Professional Standardsfor ..... Read More
The main objective of the study was to explore teachers’ performance and skills regarding the applications of ICTs in accordance with National Professional Standardsfor Teachers in Pakistan designed by the Ministry of Education (MoE) Pakistan. This is a current and burning issue in Pakistan and MoE always take feedback from teachers through rapid assessments regarding its practical applications in teaching process.From the targeted populations, 316 teachers (158 each from private and government secondary schools) were selected purposefully to collect the required data. For this, a questionnaire and a MCQs based test was constructed to assess teachers’ current practices and skills in the utilizations of ICTs personally and professionally. From the calculated results it was found and concluded that government school teachers were provided trainings for ICTs utilization in teaching learning process; private school teachers female have in-depth content based ICT knowledge, computer, printer, internet and social media were in personal use rather than professional; highly positive correlation was found between self-efficacy and content based knowledge test.
Keywords: Assessment, teachers, ICTs skills, attitude, self-efficacy,
Language: English
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Academic Achievement in Mathematics through Peer Tutoring: An Empirical Evidence
Author/s: Zahoor-ur-Rehman, M. Saeed Khan & Kifayat Khan,
Abstract: The main objective of the study was to explore teachers’ performance and skills regarding the applications of ICTs in accordance with National Professional Standardsfor ..... Read More
The main objective of the study was to explore teachers’ performance and skills regarding the applications of ICTs in accordance with National Professional Standardsfor Teachers in Pakistan designed by the Ministry of Education (MoE) Pakistan. This is a current and burning issue in Pakistan and MoE always take feedback from teachers through rapid assessments regarding its practical applications in teaching process.From the targeted populations, 316 teachers (158 each from private and government secondary schools) were selected purposefully to collect the required data. For this, a questionnaire and a MCQs based test was constructed to assess teachers’ current practices and skills in the utilizations of ICTs personally and professionally. From the calculated results it was found and concluded that government school teachers were provided trainings for ICTs utilization in teaching learning process; private school teachers female have in-depth content based ICT knowledge, computer, printer, internet and social media were in personal use rather than professional; highly positive correlation was found between self-efficacy and content based knowledge test.
Keywords: Peer tutoring, experiment, academic achievement, students
Language: English
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Page Nos 77 - 87
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