Jumani, Nabi Bux (2007) STUDY ON THE COMPETENCIES OF THE TEACHERS TRAINED THROUGH DISTANCE EDUCATION IN PAKISTAN. Final Report: HEC Post Doc Fellowship Phase II. (Submitted)
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Many countries with large populations rely on distance education to provide access to higher education. Countries such as China, India, Turkey and Pakistan have well established open universities that provide education to many students. Though such distance courses are regularly evaluated and researched for their innovation and student satisfaction, the capacity of their graduates to perform competently in their chosen professions is a test of their effectiveness and their equivalence with traditional on-campus university courses. This paper describes a study that has attempted to evaluate the outcome of an Open University course in teacher education through surveying the competence of the teachers who have attained their Bachelor of Education at Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) in Pakistan. An extensive review of the literature established teacher competencies generally agreed as necessary for effective classroom teaching while studies that researched the value and impact of distance education were also examined. To examine the extent to which teachers who obtained their degrees from AIOU possessed these competencies, survey questionnaires were devised to gather data from several perspectives. The questionnaires were piloted and revised in response to comments from participants representing the sample groups. The populations sampled for this study were composed of: • 135 secondary School Teachers who have a B.Ed degree from AIOU and are working in Pakistani schools, 3 • 220 secondary school students from the classes taught by AIOU graduates, • 44 heads of secondary schools where AIOU graduates teach, • 20 academics from the Faculty of Education, AIOU, Pakistan. Interpretation of the analysed data will be discussed with recommendations for ways the study will be used to improve teacher education in Pakistan and more specifically in the field of distance education.
|Additional Information:||FACULTY OF EDUCATION, DEAKIN UNIVERSITY AUSTRALIA|
|Deposited By:||Mr. Javed Memon|
|Deposited On:||30 Jun 2010 11:54|
|Last Modified:||30 Jun 2010 11:54|
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