Teacher Education in Punjab (Pakistan)and Future Demands for Globalization of Education, Adaptation or Immitation?

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SYEDA SAIRA HAMID (PhD SCHOLAR) NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF MODERN LANGUAGES ISLAMABAD PAKISTAN mehdipkisd@gmail.com ABSTRACT It is universally recognized that education is the basic human right and teacher education is heart and life blood of educational system, which play pivotal role for the progress of any country. Pakistan has 90 colleges of elementary education, which offer teacher training programmes for PTC, CT, certificates B.Ed and M.Ed degrees. For secondary schools teachers there are 16 colleges of education and there are 9 departments of education in various universities which train teachers at master level. There are only 4 institutions offering in-service teacher education. In Punjab there are 36 elementary colleges in almost each district of Punjab, University of education Lahore with various sub campuses along DSD and PITE working in collaboration with the university. Institute for Educational Research (IER) is also working in Punjab University Lahore for pre-services teachers. There are so many private institutes for teachers’ trainings.

Questionnaires on five/ three point’s scales were distributed. The data was collected through 306 questionnaires and analyzed with the help of Chi-Square. The findings showed the increase in quantity not the quality, i.e. increase in literacy rate but the quality of education is still too far. The government schools are not accepting the students from NGO/NFBE schools due to poor quality of education. NGOs can not be a substitute for the government. There should be strict checks and no compromises on quality of education which is the key to the success. Key Words: Teacher education, Globalization, Pre service, Future demands, Punjab

INTRODUCTION
It is universally recognized that education is the basic human right and teacher education is heart and life blood of educational system, which play pivotal role for the progress of any country. Pakistan has 90 colleges of elementary education, which offer teacher training programmes for PTC, CT, certificates B.Ed and M.Ed degrees. For secondary schools teachers there are 16 colleges of education and there are 9 departments of education in various universities which train teachers at master level. There are only 4 institutions offering in-service teacher education. In Punjab there are 36 elementary colleges in almost each district of Punjab, University of education Lahore with various sub campuses along DSD and PITE working in collaboration with the university. Institute for Educational Research (IER) is also working in Punjab University Lahore for pre-services teachers. There are so many private institutes for teachers’ trainings.

In the study different research questions were addressed like, what role was played by the Government in teacher education for quality education? How were the programmes for teacher education? How much effective was the training

LITERATURE REVIEW

Education is one of the most important tools at our disposal to promote a sustainable society. The Education stream focuses on improving educational programs, materials and strategies to drive ecological justice and social change. Train people to become agents of change within their organizations, communities and institutions and create multidisciplinary learning environments and motivate change should be at top priority in teacher education. Our leader Quaid-E-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah announced in September 26, 1947, Karachi, as “Education is the matter of life and death for Pakistan. The world is progressing so rapidly that without requisite advance in education, not only shall we be left behinds others but may be wiped out altogether.”...
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