Original article | International Journal of Research in Teacher Education 2022, Vol. 13(2) 23-36
pp. 23 - 36 | Manu. Number: MANU-2010-05-0001
Published online: June 30, 2022 | Number of Views: 27 | Number of Download: 205
Research into the education system of Pakistan has revealed that disparities exist in various aspects between public and private sector institutions. However, the interpersonal relationship between teacher educators and the trainee teachers in public and private teacher education institutions has been rarely addressed to understand the disparity between the perceptions of these two groups. This study investigates the differences in perceptions of trainee teachers at the public and private teacher education institutions about their teacher educators’ interpersonal behaviour. The data were collected through convenience sampling from 193 trainee teachers of one public and two private teacher education institutions of Karachi. The results suggest significant differences between the perceptions of trainee teachers of public and private institutions. Trainee teachers from private institutions rated their teacher educators higher on the variables of Leadership, Friendliness, Student Freedom, and Understanding, whereas trainee teachers from the public institution rated their instructors higher on Strictness, Admonishing, Uncertain, and Dissatisfied. In the second phase of the sequential study, focus group discussions were conducted in the public institution. The results revealed that significant differences in teaching quality prevail in public and private sector teacher education programs. This study adds to the body of research into the affective domain of teacher education programs in the Pakistani context.
Keywords: teaching quality, teacher education, interpersonal behavior, teacher educator, public education, private education.
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