Pre-service Teachers' Perceptions of Professional Standards and their Integration into Pre-service Training: A Comparative Study of Australia and Pakistan

Sadia Shaukat, University of Education, Lahore, Raqib Chowdhury, Monash University
2021 Australian Journal of Teacher Education  
This paper critically analyses 52 Australian and 68 Pakistani pre-service teachers' (PST) perceptions of professional standards for teachers enabling the comparison of teacher preparation in the two countries. A multivariate analysis of variance tested the hypothesis that an integrated standards-based teacher preparation program was more effective for professional skills and competencies development than a non-integrated one. While the Australian PSTs undertaking a standards-integrated
more » ... m reported significantly higher levels of professional preparation in ten areas of professional Standards, their Pakistani counterparts - who were not exposed to such curriculum - reported inadequate preparation. The findings have implications for teacher educators and policy makers involved in the development of pre-service teacher programs.
doi:10.14221/ajte.2021v46n11.4 fatcat:4emhfo45d5gyllkn4x2u6zx5fu