Causes of Failure: Evaluation of In-service Training Workshops for Secondary School Teachers in Science Subjects under Science Education Project SEP-II

By Sheikh Tariq Mahmood.

Published by The Learner Collection

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Education and training play a vital role in helping teachers in their personal and professional growth. Government did many serious efforts to train the teacher according to the demand of ever-changing world, for these propose many in-service training projects were started but they were confined to statistic. The Science Education Project-II was started in Pakistan in 1996. The intent of the present paper was to find out the main reasons of failure of in-service training. The objectives of the study were to find out the training delivered about content of science subjects, methodology, practicals and test item development. The population of the study was consisted of 90 male percipients. Whole population was treated as sample. The tool for collecting information from participants regarding workshop was a five point rating Likert’s scale questionnaire. Descriptive statistics were applied for data analysis. The major findings were that that training was not imparted properly in all areas and it is concluded that Master Trainers were not fully trained for the job. Recommendation for the revamping the training were made.

Keywords: Causes of Failure, Evaluation, In-service Workshops, Science Teacher, Science Education Project, SEP-II

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 16, Issue 12, pp.245-256. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.255MB).

Dr Sheikh Tariq Mahmood

Lecturer, Department of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences, International Islamic Universsity, Islamabad, Islamabad, Pakistan

I am a Phd scholar. I have done my MA and MS in Education with sepecialization in educational plannin and management. I have also professional degree in education i.e.Med (Science eduation). I have been working as teacher at different capasities since1990. Now a days I am working as lecture in a public university and engage in many research projects.

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