LOCALITY BASED DIFFERENCES AMONG TEACHERS’ INSTRUCTIONAL BEHAVIOR AT SECONDARY LEVEL
Abid Khan , Dr. Rahmat Ullah Shah
The main aim of the study was to compare teacher instructional behaviors as perceived by their students at secondary level. The respondents of the study were 480 students including both male and female in district Bannu and Lakki Marwat. The researcher self-developed questionnaire was used to collect the data for the study. In order to find out the locality based differences among teachers instructional behavior at secondary level Independent sample t-test was used. Lesson clarity, instructional variety, teacher task orientation, teacher students' interaction and students’ engagements in learning process all these five domains were compared locality wise as teachers’ instructional behaviors. Result showed that no significance differences were found between the opinions of urban and rural students on these four domains while significant differences were found between instructional behaviors of rural and urban respondents. The major recommendation of the study is as the result reveals that there was a significance difference between urban and rural teacher’s views regarding lesson clarity domain of teacher instructional behavior. The p- value of rural teachers instructional behavior showed that the teacher do not make the lesson clear. For these purpose some sort of training should be arranged for rural teachers in these regards.
Keywords: Teacher, Instructional behavior, Lesson clarity, Student engagement, Teacher task orientation