Comparing Professional Attitude of Prospective Teachers Enrolled in Public and Private Institutions in Punjab
Author(s) : Muhammad Riaz, Zahida Habib, Muhammad Uzair-ul-Hassan
The purpose of this research study was to find out and compare the professional attitude of prospective teachers of B.Ed. session (2012-2013) enrolled in public and private institutions of campuses of University of Education and private teacher training colleges affiliated with University of Education. The population for this research study consisted of all the prospective teachers of B.Ed. session (2012-2013) who were completing their academic courses and training. Out of the population, the researchers drew out 240 prospective teachers using convenience sampling technique, 120 prospective teachers were selected from public and 120 from private teacher training institutions. For the purpose of data collection, “Attitude Scale towards the Profession of Teaching (Ustuner, 2006)”, was used. Analyses, although, reveal that there is no significant difference in the level of professional attitude of prospective teachers of both institutions but gender-wise the prospective teachers show statistically significant differences in their level of professional attitude. Male prospective teachers of private institutions show less positive professional attitudes than male and female prospective teachers of public sector.