Primary Schools Teachers’ Proficiencies Level in Teaching of Science While Using English as Medium of Instruction (EMI)

Authors

  • Akhter Javid Primary School Head Teacher, Department of Elementary & Secondary Education,KPK-Pakistan
  • Javed Mustafa Assistant Professor, Department of Education & Research, Khushal Khan Khattak University, Karak, KPK-Pakistan
  • Shafqat ullah Lecturer, Department of Education & Phycology, Kohat University of Science & Technology, Kohat, KPK-Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.10450311

Keywords:

Teachers, Proficiency Level, Teaching Science, English as Medium of Instruction

Abstract

Objectives: This study investigated the proficiency level of primary school teachers for teaching science in English as medium of instruction. Major objective of the study was to investigate the proficiency level of teachers in teaching of science at primary level and sub objectives was to find difference between the proficiency level of arts and science academic background teachers.

Design Methodology: Population of the study was all the 1453 primary school teachers in three Tehsils of district Karak, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa-Pakistan. From these tehsils, 436 teachers were selected through proportionate random sampling techniques. Data was collected through a self-developed questionnaire with 0.79 reliability level and was validated through experts. Data was analyzed through SPSS 21 by applying descriptive and inferential statics.

Findings: Findings of the study showed that teachers have low proficiency level and significant difference between the proficiency level of arts and science background teachers was found.

Recommendations: Recommendations of the study were (1) to induct at least one such teacher having an academic background in science. (2) To frame policies for arrangement of regular workshops for teachers about science teaching. (3) Similar research was recommended to be conducted on female primary school teachers and in other non-language subjects like mathematics etc.

Author Biographies

Akhter Javid, Primary School Head Teacher, Department of Elementary & Secondary Education,KPK-Pakistan

Primary School Head Teacher,

Department of Elementary & Secondary Education,

KPK-Pakistan

Shafqat ullah, Lecturer, Department of Education & Phycology, Kohat University of Science & Technology, Kohat, KPK-Pakistan

Lecturer,

Department of Education & Phycology,

Kohat University of Science & Technology, Kohat, KPK-Pakistan

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Published

2023-12-31

How to Cite

Javid, A. ., Mustafa, J., & ullah, S. (2023). Primary Schools Teachers’ Proficiencies Level in Teaching of Science While Using English as Medium of Instruction (EMI). Pakistan Journal of Social Sciences, 43(4), 619-625. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.10450311