Pakistan Journal of Educational Research and Evaluation (PJERE), Vol 7, No 2 (2019)

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Implementation of Grade 8 Science Curriculum2012 in Bangladesh: Teachers Preparedness

Professor Mohammed Zakir Hossain


A mixed method research design was employed to examine the measures undertaken by the Ministry of Education in Bangladesh to enhance the competencies of Science teachers to cope with the requirements  of Science  Curriculum  2012  at Grade

8. The population of this study was the Grade 8 Science teachers. Sample of the study included 320 survey teachers, 24 interview teachers and 48 teachers whose class activities were observed. Random sampling, stratified sampling and purposive sampling techniques were used. Survey questionnaire, semi-structured interview schedule and observation checklist were used to collect both qualitative and qualitative data. Survey data was analyzed by using SPSS 21.0 versions. Descriptive statistics and inferential statistics were used. Thematic categories for commonalities were used and coding was used. Triangulation was used to interpret both data. Measures undertaken by Ministry of Education were not successful. Teachers used lecture method in place of activity-based and student-centered approach. Teachers did not have sufficient understanding on Grade 8 Science curriculum objectives. Teachers were not aware about their responsibilities in curriculum implementation. Education Minstry of Bangladesh introduced National Curriculum 2012 at Grade 8 before teachers’ preparedness. In-service training should  be designed  and  conducted  on  the basis  of teacher’s needs

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