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International Journal of Research in Teacher Education 2016, Vol. 7(1) 1-14

Teacher Education and Professional Development Programs in Pakistan

Illahi Bux Gopang

pp. 1 - 14   |  Manu. Number: ijrte.2016.001

Published online: March 01, 2016  |   Number of Views: 228  |  Number of Download: 205


Abstract

Teacher education focuses on the professional and personal development of teachers‟ abilities and communication skills. These abilities and skills make teachers capable enough to perform their duties effectively. Recent insights into teacher education in Pakistan has contributed a lot and increased awareness among teachers as researchers and practitioners. For this study, Data were collected using questionnaire with close and open ended items. A questionnaire was developed keeping in view of previous studies on teacher education. This study ventures to explore theoretical framework of pedagogy of teacher education. It is suggested that teacher education is basically teacher development that is conceptualized as ongoing process of leaning practical skills and reflecting on them. The findings of this study indicate that teachers have positive attitude towards trainings and professional programs which are run to enhance the capacity building.

Keywords: Teacher education, Pakistani teachers, long term and short term trainings, pedagogical implications.


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Gopang, I.B. (2016). Teacher Education and Professional Development Programs in Pakistan. International Journal of Research in Teacher Education, 7(1), 1-14.

Harvard
Gopang, I. (2016). Teacher Education and Professional Development Programs in Pakistan. International Journal of Research in Teacher Education, 7(1), pp. 1-14.

Chicago 16th edition
Gopang, Illahi Bux (2016). "Teacher Education and Professional Development Programs in Pakistan". International Journal of Research in Teacher Education 7 (1):1-14.