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ERIC Number: EJ880938
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-1365-4802
Improving Public School Teachers in Pakistan: Challenges and Opportunities
Hussain, Rana; Ali, Sajid
Improving Schools, v13 n1 p70-80 2010
This article tries to respond to a basic question: "can in-service teachers of public sectors in Pakistan be reformed?" The authors' response to this question is: "yes, public teachers can be reformed, if contextual possibilities are exploited efficiently". Although a straightforward and simplistic response to the question, this was felt necessary to counter an unfavourable bias against public sector teachers in Pakistan without recognizing the challenges that they face, and without recognizing the potential of many of the public teachers who continuously strive to change these negative perceptions. This article recognizes the potential of public teachers and shares a relatively successful example of improving competencies among public teachers to support the response--the Cluster-Based Mentoring Programme (CBMP). Important features of the programmes are described along with discussion on its effectiveness and sustainability. (Contains 1 table and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pakistan