MAARIF RESEARCH JOURNAL

ISSN 2415-2315 (Online), ISSN 2221-2663 (Print)

ABSTRACT The world is currently passing through many global-challenges, which demand students to have global competency. This competency is correlated with the intellectual grooming of teachers, who are the last resort to develop aesthetic sense among the future generation. This research study inquires the global mindedness and global preparedness of teachers in Pakistan and its relation with their professional qualification & teaching experience. The population for current study consists of all the public and private school teachers currently teaching at secondary level in Sindh and Punjab, Pakistan. Purposive sampling was used to select the total number of ten schools. Through random sampling n=280 teachers were selected. Hett Global Minded scale was adopted as the major tool for collecting data. For ethical considerations, consent letter was signed by the research participants. Data was analyzed using graphs, tables and statistical calculations, wherever applicable. The results disclosed that the teachers are least global minded in terms of their experience and professional qualifications. Although their theoretical understanding is satisfactory; but the practicality is mislaid. Majority of the participants agreed to have an interaction with multi-cultural society and raise their voice against non-serious attitude of government towards the right of the people. Majority of the participants are willing to adapt values from other cultures, while large proportion of the participant belief that they are part of global society. Based on the results, recommendations are supplemented.

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June 1st, 2015

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ABSTRACT Community participation in schools is necessary for quality of education because parents and the community can play a positive role in the improvement of quality of teaching. For this purpose, the Government of Pakistan and henceforth of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa ordered to form bodies such as Parents Teachers Councils (PTCs) in public sector schools for strengthening community participation in schools circa 1993. Chairmen who were elected by the parents of students headed these bodies. These Chairmen were responsible to keep a contact with the school and involve parents and communities there in. The objective of this study was to evaluate the performance of those Chairmen and their PTCs as to what extent they were participating and collaborating with public sector schools. Data were gathered through a questionnaire and analyzed by using Chi-square technique. It was found that in some cases Chairpersons were actively participating for improvement of schools, while in some other cases they were not successful in doing so. It is suggested that these Chairpersons should be encouraged in connecting schools and communities through public recognition and media.

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June 1st, 2015

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