Development of Quality Oriented Model for Restructuring of Pre-Service Teacher Education Programs

Iffat Basit, Qurat ul ul Ain, Wajiha Kanwal

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This study was premeditated to develop quality oriented model for restructuring of existing pre-service teacher education programs. Population of the study was comprised of all teacher educators and prospective teachers of teacher education institutions of Punjab and Islamabad, Pakistan. Stratified random sampling technique was used to select sample of 300 teacher educators and 890 prospective teachers from 30 institutions. Two research questionnaires were used for data collection. Results revealed that prospective teachers enrolled in Bachelor of Education (Honors) were dissatisfied with the institutional environment, practical work, assessment techniques and features of teacher education. Whereas prospective teachers enrolled in Bachelor of Education one year program showed dissatisfaction with program duration. that teacher Educators teaching at Bachelor of Education (Honors) expressed dissatisfaction about physical resources, teachers’ competencies, teaching strategies, assessment techniques, professional skills, appreciative features of programs and institutional efforts to raise quality of the programs. Prospective teachers and teacher educators associated with both programs somewhat expressed similar opinions regarding quality of the programs. It is, therefore, recommended that teacher education institutions may improve the quality of both programs by incorporating suggestions highlighted in hypothetical “Model for Restructuring of Pre-Service Teacher Education Programs”, keeping in view quality related concerns of the teacher educators and prospective teachers.

 


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21015/vtess.v9i3.671

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