Impact of District Teacher Educators Mentoring Support upon the Professional Progress of Primary School Teachers
Author(s) : Tasleem ullah & Saleem ullah
This research was conducted to study the impact of District Teacher Educators Mentoring Support upon Primary School Teachers’ professional progress. It was methodologically related to both descriptive and survey type research. Structured Interview was used as instrument in this study. During the analysis of data, chi- square test was applied to find out the significance of mentoring programme and the difference among the opinions of the respondents. The sample consisted of the Heads of 40 CTSCs of Mandi Baha-ud-Din district. They were the respondents of the study for ascertaining the overall impact of Mentoral Programme in this district. The objective of the study was to assess the impact of DTEs mentoral support upon the professional progress of PSTs in light of CTSC Heads satisfaction, perception and opinion reflection. Major findings of the study indicated that CTSC Heads were satisfied about one identified responsible factor for the impact, i.e., the overall standard of DSD’s mentoral programme development. But they were not satisfied about the eligibility criteria of DTEs qualification, DTEs mentoral methodology, the effectiveness of mentoral programme of PSTs professional development through mentoral support programme and the DTEs professional performance. Conclusions of the study indicated that CTSC Heads were not satisfied about the impact of DTEs mentoring support programme.
Keywords: District Teacher Educator, Primary School Teacher, Teacher Education, Continuous Professional Development, Mentoring, Professional Progress