Perceived Effectiveness of College of The Bahamas Teacher Education Programmes

Keva M. Bethel


The object of this study is to determine the extent to which a recently graduated group of teachers, and their supervisors in the schools, perceive how effective the preparation programmes undergone by those teachers have been in developing in them the skills, attitudes and knowledge necessary for the successful performance of their teaching roles.

Specifically, answers are being sought to the following questions:

1. what are the perceptions of a group of first-year teachers and their supervisors concerning the performance of those teachers during their initial year of teaching after training?

2. To what extent do first-year teachers perceive their preparation programmes as having assisted them to develop attributes which appear to be necessary for competent teaching?

3. To what extent are the perceptions of first-year teachers concerning their performance and preparation related to:
i) differences in grade level;
ii) personal variables;
iii) demographic variables; or
iv) experience in teaching prior to professional training?

4. What are the perceptions of first-year teachers concerning specific ares of strength or weakness in their preparation programmes?

5. Are there any organizational factors that teachers or supervisors perceive as having contributed to the level of effectiveness of teacher education programmes?

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