Analysis of Teacher Training Program in The Perspective of Knowledge
Keywords:NQF, Alignment, Knowledge, Sub-categories
The main concern of National Qualification Framework is to standardize the qualification at higher level. Secondly, the teacher education comes under the domain of higher education which the NQF describes from 5-8 levels. The curriculum of B.Ed. (Hons) falls under 6th level of the framework and revised in 2010. To analyze the alignment between compulsory subjects of B.Ed. (Hons) program with the aspect of “knowledge” given in the NQF was the focus of this research. Data collection were made through Content analysis and alignment matrix. For analyzing the alignment of the compulsory courses of B.Ed. (Hons) program with the component of “knowledge”, alignment matrix was used. Three types of categories were developed i.e., aligned, partially aligned and not aligned. These three categories were assigned codes such as 1 for aligned, 2 for partially aligned and 3 for not aligned. The categories and sub-categories of “knowledge” which were simply defined with little explanation in the courses were considered as partially aligned while the detailed discussion on the sub-categories of “knowledge” in the courses was considered as fully aligned under alignment matrix. But the sub-categories not discussed at all were considered as not aligned during analysis of compulsory courses of B.Ed. (Hons) elementary program through alignment matrix.