The Evaluation of Teacher Educators’ Effectiveness for the Professional Development of Prospective Teachers Enrolled in the Sindh University Distance Education Programme
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of content knowledge of the teacher educators for the professional development of prospective teachers. Moreover, the study was carried out to gauge the impact of the educators‟ content knowledge on the prospective teachers concerning how much they are professionally developed to use subject content knowledge effectively, after completing their B.Ed M.Ed degree from the Distance Education University of Sindh. Specifically, the effectiveness of teacher educators‟ subject content knowledge for the professional development of prospective teachers was investigated. For this evaluation the researcher used five point Likert scale for the survey and interviewed the teacher educators. For analysis of data frequencies, cross tabulation, T-test and one way ANOVA were used. The study concludes with recommendations and implications on the basis of findings. Further this study tested a null hypothesis that there is no significant effect of content knowledge of the teacher educators on their professional development. The null hypothesis is rejected and alternative hypothesis is accepted concluding that there is positive significant effect of contain knowledge of teacher educator on the professional development of prospective teachers.