Analysis of Professional Dispositions Taught to Prospective Teachers in Public Sector Universities of Punjab
Due to the importance of dispositions, the National Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (NACTE) in Pakistan like many other countries of the world has included dispositions in its standards. NACTE also entails that teacher-training institutes are responsible to develop and impart dispositions among pre-service teachers. The current study analyzed the professional dispositions taught to prospective teachers at public sector universities of Punjab. The quantitative survey research design was employed to accomplish the study. The accessible population of the study was 1592 teacher-candidates of the final semester of BS/B. Ed. Honors in Education and M. A. Education programs. The sample was selected through multi-stage sampling. A questionnaire was developed for data collection keeping in view the dispositions described in the document of National Professional Standards for Teachers in Pakistan (NPSTP). The study concluded that dispositions related to the categories “moral values and commitment to students’ learning” are being taught in the public universities to a greater extent as compared to other categories. The study also concluded a positive correlation between dispositions taught to prospective teachers and academic achievements (CGPA). Researchers recommend that policymakers may introduce a core subject based on professional dispositions having more dispositions-oriented content, so as to produce effective teachers for future needs of the educational institutes of Pakistan.