Assessing the Teaching Competencies of Teacher Educators with Special Reference to Naional Professional Standards for the Teachers in Balochistan: An Ecaluative Study
This study was carried out to assess teaching competencies of teacher educators of Baochistan in light of the national professional standards set for teachers in Pakistan. The study participants were teacher educators and prospective teachers from the ADE degree awarding institutions of Balochistan province. A mixed method approach was used for the study. T-Test and ANOVA were used as statistical tools to analysis quantitative data whereas thematic analysis was used to generate qualitative themes. The study found out that there was no significant difference between the mean scores of male/female and married/unmarried teacher educators regarding understanding and practices of the professional standards. Similarly, no significant different was found between the mean score of the educators based on age, degree, institution, trainings attended, and experience. However, there was significant difference in the mean score of prospective teachers (students) regarding the competency levels of their teachers. Additionally, the qualitative analysis revealed the educators have only working knowledge on the professional standards and some of the standards are being used in their teachings only covertly.