A Study of Student's Attitude Towards Distance Teacher Education Programme in Pakistan

Aijaz Ahmed GUJJAR

The present study was undertaken to measure the attitude of the students towards teacher training programmes through Distance Education offered by Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU), Islamabad, Pakistan. To achieve the said end, the descriptive method of research was considered appropriate. The population of the study consisted of the B. Ed. Students of AIOU. Three hundred students from the Sahiwal region were selected as sample for the study. Questionnaire was used as a Research tool to gather the relevant data. Data was analysed in terms of percentage and mean score. It was found that majority of the students appreciated the overall input of the programme though a few eyebrows were raised concerning the assessment of the assignments.

KEYWORDS: Distance teacher education, B.Ed programme, Distance education, Allama Iqbal Open University, teaching practice, Methodology, Workshop, Material, Tutorial, Examination, Media support.