Kadri, Nusrat. (2005). Developing Teacher Effectiveness through Preparation and Tryout of Multiple Lesson Plans for ELT at the Pre-Service Level. Unpublished. Ph.D., Education. Sardar Patel University University,Gujarat.
Objectives of the Study: 1. To determine and define the components of teacher effectiveness. 2. To develop lesson plans to teach selected topics/items. 3. To prepare new materials/tasks and use them. 4. To orient and guide the teacher trainees for eclectic teaching practice. 5. To tryout the lesson plans. 6. To find out the effect of the practice on the teacher trainees competence. 7. To find out the effect of practice on each component of teacher effectiveness. 8. To study the effect in relation to gender, qualification and parental education. 9. To describe the qualitative dimensions of teacher effectiveness. 10. To tryout computer aided instruction in ELT.11. To motivate the Teacher Trainees to learn English through different methods, techniques and tasks. 12. To make the Teacher Trainees use the English language meaningfully thus bridging the lacuna between the classroom language and the language in real life. The intent of the study in the form of overall objectives focusing on the development of teacher trainees’ personalities and their communicative competence is appreciable.
The samples for the study, that is, pilot group consisted of 21 trainees and experimental group consisted of 25 teacher trainees have been drawn from Shri I.J. Patel B.Ed. College, Mogari Gujarat, employing suitable sampling techniques.
Survey- opinionnaire, Lesson observation evaluation sheets, Observations of the tryout of the lesson plans by the researcher, Teacher Journals/Diary and Peers’ and Experts’ Feedback have been used.
The various treatments given to the subjects, namely, Lesson Plans based on eclectic modality, orientation and guidance programme, and programme to develop language and communicative competence have been well designed and validated. The Study has employed Survey Research and Experimental Design. The samples for the study, that is, pilot group consisted of 21 trainees and experimental group consisted of 25 teacher trainees have been drawn from Shri I.J. Patel B.Ed. College, Mogari Gujarat, employing suitable sampling techniques. The data have been analyzed employing suitable analysis techniques, such as, frequencies, % responses and t- test.
The data have been analyzed employing suitable analysis techniques, such as, frequencies, % responses and t- test.
Findings of the Study: The study has arrived at quite meaningful findings as follows: The components of Teacher Effectiveness arrived at are Instructional Strategies, Interpersonal Relations, Personality Characteristics ( Initiative and Enthusiasm; Innovative Creative and Resourceful), Personality Characteristics ( Personal Disposition, Temperament and Tendencies), Teacher as Motivator/ Initiator (Reducer of anxiety, Parent Surrogate, Reformer), Job Involvement, Classroom Management/Democrat, Evaluation and feedback, Co-curricular activities and Futuristic Approach. The B.Ed. Trainees who had undergone training proved significantly superior in terms of teacher effectiveness. Significant improvement in attitude towards teaching. The materials produced were helpful in improving LSRW of trainees and students. Use of authentic materials led to genuinely increased interaction between teachers and students. Lessons were found superior as compared to conventional teacher training programme. The new material task and activities boosted up their morale and confidence. The new material generated new language functions. Self directed learners were found to be significantly more effective teachers. Learning through doing was found significantly more lasting than learning merely by listening. Presentation of oral short stories developed fluency skills, while creative short story writing led to more cognitive and emotional involvement. Presentation in seminars and debates led to improvement of interactive skills among teacher trainees. The result of pretest and posttest showed significant improvement. Developed personality and communicative skills. The lessons made the students independent user of the language. Teaching with toys brought miraculous change in the classroom and helped in creating life like situations in classroom context, conducive of language uptake. A lot of variety in teaching styles was seen in the classroom and interactive styles developed an in-depth understanding of the content as well. Communicative activities showed wonders in the class.
Keyword(s): Teacher Effectiveness , Preparation and Tryout , Multiple Lesson Plans, ELT, Pre-Service Level, Teaching Startegies, Language Education