Investigating Effects of Training on Educators’ Professional Capacity: An Analysis of Elementary School Educators in Balochistan
Keywords:Assessment, Competency, Model Lesson, Organization, Training
The present study was carried out to analyze the impact of conducting training on teachers’ professional capacity and to find out professional needs of the elementary school teachers in Balochistan. The study was descriptive based on quantitative as well as qualitative techniques. Population of this study were head teachers and fresh inducted elementary school educators. The cluster sampling technique was used to collect data. Total sample 400 comprised of 40 head teachers and 360 fresh elementary school educators in Balochistan. The questionnaire (closed ended and open ended questions) and interview protocol was used to collect data. The validity and reliability of the tools was calculated by conducting pilot test. Collectively, 68.13 of the respondents revealed that conducting trainings for new teachers had positive impact on their professionalism. Overall mean score 3.84 also confirmed the results. Hypothesis of the study was accepted because overall results of study revealed positive impact on conducting trainings. The study also showed that a number of fresh educators’ response proved that conducting training could have significant impact towards teachers training, model lessons, students’ assessment, teacher assessment, school evaluation, micro-teaching and teachers’ diary. The study recommended to conduct trainings deliberately and a clear budget for the program must be allocated for this purpose. All new employees and those transferred to new stations/ departments or on promotion must go through training process. Feedback on conducting training program may be useful to know how teachers perform and what they need for their improvement.
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