Trainings and their Role in the Increase of Teachers’ Civic Background and the Quality of Teaching, for an Active Participation in School and Community

Lindita Lutaj

Abstract


Our aspiration intends to enable all the children to develop their capacities as successful pupils, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors for the society. The trainings are designed to improve the quality, the efficiency of the education system, the facility to access this system as well as its prevalence all over the country. The experience of the last ten years focuses not only on the achievements but even on some flaws in the field of the civic education of the pupils, as well as on the necessity to make some changes and improvements in this field. The main goal of this study is to highlight the way how the teachers’ trainings influence on the increase of their civic background and on the improvement of the quality of teaching, in order to find out their impact on the increase of the students’ active participation in school and community. Also, it intends to highlight the relation between the training for the teachers’ civic background and the training for the quality of teaching on one hand and the training for the pupils’ civic participation in school and community on the other. This study is quasi-experimental and was carried out among (N=60) teachers who teach the subject of Civic Education from the 6th-9th grade of the undergraduate education in the district of Durres.From the total number, 30 teachers were part of the experimental group and 30 others were part of the control group. Also, the pupils of these teachers, of the 6th-9th grade, (N=1402) were involved in the study. The intervention X1 was carried out with three training packages regarding the teachers’ civic background, as well as the intervention X2 with three training packages regarding the teaching quality. The statistical package of the social sciences was used for the analysis of the data (SPSS, 20). The findings proved that the teachers’ training for civic education and the teaching quality increases their civic background level, the teaching quality and their civic participation. Regarding the report about the students, it was found that the teachers’ training for the civic background and the teaching quality increases the perception about the teachers’ civic background and the teaching quality, but it does not encourages the civic participation of the students. This is due to the fact that the teaching of the values and of the civic manners is complicated; it is a process which is conditioned by several factors, therefore rapid effects should not be expected. More work should be done in the long-term aspect continuously and persistently, in order to transmit the feedback and to establish the goals for improvements in the future. The high quality of the professional development is a central component for the education of the pupils and their active participation.

DOI: 10.5901/jesr.2016.v6n1p33


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