Effect of In-Service Training on the Working Capacity and Performance of Science Teachers at Secondary Level

Abdul Shakoor, Muhammad Sarfraz Ghumman, Tariq Mahmood


This study was conducted to evaluate impact of in-service training on the professional competence of science teachers at secondary level. All the science teachers of secondary schools constituted the population of this study. A questionnaire for science teachers was developed to explore the nature of in-service training and its effect on professional competence of science teachers. Data analyses revealed that the in-service training has a significant impact on the professional competence of science teachers at secondary level. However some improvement is still needed as for as training procedure and duration is concerned. The main findings of the study Successful completion of in-service training has a positive and far reaching impact on the professional competence, In-Service training has made the implementation of science curricula more effective as it has made science teachers aware of new curricular changes, In-service training has developed science teachers’ attitude towards teaching profession.

DOI: 10.5901/jesr.2013.v4n3p337

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