AN INVESTIGATION INTO GLOBAL AWARENESS AND TEACHER EFFECTIVENESS OF SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERSJournal: SCHOLARLY RESEARCH JOURNAL FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES (Vol.5, No. 43)
Publication Date: 2018-03-04
Authors : Sujata Kumari; Fr. Ignatius Topno;
Page : 9576-9584
Keywords : _global awareness; environmental; teacher effectiveness; prevalence and awareness;
Global Awareness is a conceptual understanding based upon an applicable knowledge of global and cultural perspectives. The understanding of concepts that impact the world encompasses, but is not limited to, environmental, social, cultural, political, and economic relations. Global awareness involves a recognition and appreciation of the size, complexity, and diversity of the earth conceived as a single entity. A teacher should be able to clearly present information and assess an audience in order to best convey a point to different individuals. In studies, teachers who achieved high scores in verbal ability tests were generally associated with effective teaching. Although verbal ability tests did not conclusively prove the teacher's verbal ability, that particular skill was found to be an indicator of effective teaching as it demonstrated the ability to convey concepts.The objectives of the study were to find the difference between the mean scores of secondary school teachers in their global awareness and teaching effectiveness on the basis of gender habitation and marital status. The investigator used survey method. The sample constituted of 231 Secondary School teachers of Patna. The self constructed and validated questionnaire for Global Awareness and Teacher Effectiveness scale by D N Mutha and Pramod Kumar (1999) were used and the data was analyzed by arithmetic mean, standard deviation and t- test. The findings of the study show that there was a significant difference between the mean scores of secondary school teachers in their Global Awareness and teaching effectiveness on the basis of their habitation.
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