Understanding the practice of teacher educators in implementing the Intel® teach essentials pre service course in Pakistan

Nelofer Halai, Ratan Salem, Nasira Gardezi

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Abstract

This paper focuses on understanding the practice of teacher educators in implementing the Intel® Teach Essentials Course at four sites in the provinces of Punjab and Sindh in Pakistan. The focus is on teacher educators’ practices rather that the practice of teachers and hence the research sites selected for the study are teacher education institutions where the Intel® Teach Program is being implemented for teaching prospective teachers. A qualitative study was undertaken selecting 21 teacher educators and interviewing them on key objectives of the Intel Teach program. The findings are encouraging, and show that teachers in both rural and urban areas have benefited from the program. Access to computers, follow-up activities and integration of the course in the syllabi of TEI institutions are challenges that need constant attention. Recommendations in three areas (a) changes/modification in the Intel course and delivery, (b) follow-up activities and (c) policy initiatives are included.

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JournalInstitute for Educational Development, Karachi
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009

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