A Study to Investigate the Effectiveness of In-Service Training of Teachers for the Collaborative Practices

Muhammad Arshad Tariq, N.B. Jumani

Abstract


This study focused on assessing the effectiveness of in-service training in developing teachers’ values of collaborating with colleagues. Three research questions were drawn on the basis of national professional standards for the teachers and supported by the review of the related literature. The study utilized the convergent parallel mixed methods research design through which, firstly, the quantitative data and secondly, the qualitative data were gathered and mixed to address the stated research question. The five hundred and the eighty six teachers, two hundred and the eighty five head teachers and the nine master trainers were the participants of this study. The analysis of data yielded that the in-service trainings could not help in bringing up collaboration among colleagues. On the basis of these findings, it is recommended that there is a need for effective collaborative practices should be designed for the teachers to foster the culture of sharing knowledge and solving problems of teaching with the help of other colleagues. For further research there should be more research into how mobile phones can help teachers’ connect/ collaborate with each other and how they can share best practices of collaboration.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2016.v7n1p480


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Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences ISSN 2039-9340(Print) ISSN 2039-2117(Online)

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