META-ANALYSIS OF QUALITY STANDARDS FOR TEACHER EDUCATION

Niaz Muhammad Aajiz, Khisro Raza Kaleem, Aisha Niazi

Abstract


The paper in hand deals with meta-analysis of quality indicators of Teacher Education. The study was designed to determine the actual standards for quality teacher education, to compare the national quality standards of teacher education with international standards, to enlist the merits and demerits of quality standards of teacher education in Pakistan and to give some suggestions for improving teacher education standards in Pakistan. Method of the study was critically reviewing and analyzing the quality indicators practiced by international Teacher Education councils and various global universities, HEC & NACTE standards for quality education. The results and findings were the existing of the gap in the scope of quality indicators, the difference in the number of indicators and unequal treatment to some indicators with reference to its significance. The study recommends harmonized scope in the quality of indicators, review and updating the indicators in the context of Pakistani educational setting, equal weighting may be awarded irrespective of the nature and body of the significant level of the indicators. Pakistani standards may be reviewed thoroughly and it may be updated in light of international standards for quality teachers’ education.  It was concluded that Monitoring and evaluation system for the implementation of the quality standards may be regularized and be made biased free, so that a quality system for teacher education be established in the country.


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Meta-Analysis, Quality Standards, Quality Indicators

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