Maximizing Primary School Teachers’ Content-Based Knowledge in English through Professional Development Training

Authors

  • Dr. Muhammad Irfan Malik Lecturer, Department of Education, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar Campus, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Dr. Muhammad Akram Associate Professor, Institute of Education and Research, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Dr. Farrukh Munir Assistant Professor (Ad Hoc), Institute of Education and Research, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47205/plhr.2023(7-IV)61

Keywords:

Content-Based Knowledge, Professional Development Training, Quality Education

Abstract

The study examined the effect of professional development training on content-based knowledge in English subject using an experimental approach at primary school level. Professional development trainings develop and improve the desired abilities or skills which are required to provide the quality education. Data were obtained from 140 primary school teachers through pre-test and post-test achievement scores of teachers in English subject. To analyze the data, descriptive as well as inferential statistics were used. A training module on English content knowledge was developed by an English language, content, and assessment expert. The trainees were given 8 hours training in 5 clusters. The tests were designed from English book of class 5. The study found significant mean difference in the achievement scores of the teachers in the pretest and the posttest, which provided evidence of the effect of professional development training on teachers’ content-based knowledge in English subject. The researchers recommend to improve content-based knowledge of teachers in English through professional development training.

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Published

2023-12-31

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How to Cite

Malik, M. I., Akram, M., & Munir, F. (2023). Maximizing Primary School Teachers’ Content-Based Knowledge in English through Professional Development Training. Pakistan Languages and Humanities Review, 7(4), 703–710. https://doi.org/10.47205/plhr.2023(7-IV)61