AbstractPakistan is paying special attention to its educational system and training of the teachers to improve the quality of teaching as a profession. One of the most highlighted elements in this educational development is the quality teaching practices in terms of National Professional Standards for Teachers (NPST).Descriptive and inferential statistical analysis techniques were applied to analyze the comparison between teachers and head-teachers' perceptions of NPST. Through simple random sampling technique 30 head-teachers (15 males and 15 females) and 300 teachers (150 males and 150 females) were selected. Two questionnaires were developed to assess the teachers and head-teachers' perceptions about NPSTs. The results revealed that comparatively female teachers who were more qualified and experienced were recently hired teachers who knew about National Professional Standards, were more enthusiastic about how to practice these standards in comparison to the teachers who had joined this profession in the late 80's and 90's.
1-Fasiha Altaf PhD. Scholar, Institute of Education and Research, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. 2-Muhammad Saeed Professor, Institute of Education and Research, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.
KeywordsNPST, Teachers, Head-Teachers, Secondary Level
Volume & IssueV - II