IMPACT OF ECCE TEACHERS TRAINING PROGRAM ON PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF IN-SERVICE TEACHERS
The study examined the impact of “post-training on the in-service teachers of ECCE schools. Pre-school teachers encounter hurdles in the implementation of the ECCE teaching & learning practices in alignment with the Curriculum due to concerns & issues that are rooted and diversified into the traditional concept of schooling. ECCE plays a vital & significant role in the development of children in alliance with curricula education. The study implied a descriptive survey as a research design. A convenient sampling technique was adopted for which 50 primary school teachers were selected from District Jamshoro. The instrument was used to elicit information from respondents through a structured questionnaire for which validity & reliability were obtained through the Cronbach alpha reliability coefficient. The Teachers of the primary Schools were selected as the unit of analysis for this study. The researcher selected 20 Schools for the population of this study. The no of the sampling population was N: 50. Quantitative mode of inquiry was applied for the data collection. In the quantitative research design researcher used a questionnaire with 20 close-ended questions for data collection. The list of options was given to the respondents respectively to select the suitable option from the list. The major findings of the study revealed that preschool / ECCE teachers are encountering challenges in the implementation of post-training objectives of the ECCE curriculum. The most emphasized factors were that teachers have intra-capacity concerns, in understanding ECCE curricula & practice, training possess no adequate and appropriate material to foster ECCE teaching practices. The researchers recommended that stakeholders/authoritarians should organize & observe post-training implementation analysis & facilitation to root out barriers.