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IJIET 2015 Vol.5(11): 847-850 ISSN: 2010-3689
DOI: 10.7763/IJIET.2015.V5.624

Increasing the Effectiveness of the On-Job-Training for Physics Teachers in Saudi Arabia

Yousef Alhaggass

Abstract—It is widely known that the quality of teachers’ performance is a vital component of any educational system. Therefore, this study aims to address the issue of professional development of physics teachers in Saudi Arabia by reviewing the preferred on the job training activities of their in-service training in terms of meeting their training needs and consequently assisting them to teach physics topics effectively. The research reviews data from a relevant sample (N=62) of physics teachers at secondary and intermediate schools in the city of Onaizah, Saudi Arabia. The results have shown that many participants made clear statements about the limit positive impact on their performance as a result of on-the-job training activities by physics supervisor. Furthermore, in order to increase the effectiveness of professional learning for physics teachers, some suggestions have been given by many participants. These suggestions included the improvement of the professional learning activities, teachers’ motivation, professional learning materials and resources.

Index Terms—In-service teacher education, Andragogy.

Yousef Alhaggass is with Victoria University, Melbourne, CO 3073 Australia (e-mail: haggass@yahoo.com).


Cite: Yousef Alhaggass, "Increasing the Effectiveness of the On-Job-Training for Physics Teachers in Saudi Arabia," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 5, no. 11, pp. 847-850, 2015.

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
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