Perceptions of Science Teachers Regarding Capacity Building Teachers Training Programme in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
The purpose of this study was to analyze the perceptions of science teachers regarding Capacity Building Science Teachers Training Programme (CBSTTP) conducted in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, its content, methodology and usability of the course with reference to real classroom working environment. Objectives of the study were to find out efficacy of the programme as per requirements of teaching science syllabus, usability of the knowledge and skills learned in the course, and to know views of the course participants regarding the importance of the course contents and teaching methodologies. Design of the study was descriptive in nature. Sample of the study consisted of the 50 teachers who had attended two week science teacher’s capacity building training in May 2009 in District Nowshera. A self-developed questionnaire was used for the collection of data. The responses were tabulated and analyzed by using the Chi-square test. Findings indicated that course participants were satisfied with the standard of course; standard of teaching methodology in the course, objectives of the course, providing awareness to teachers and removing content related teaching difficulties. The study recommended that Capacity Building Science Teachers Training Programme may be conducted regularly on quarterly basis. The contents of the Training Programme may be enriched. More teachers may be detailed for the training programme.
Keywords: Science Teachers, Capacity Building, Teachers Training Programme, Teachers’ Perceptions
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