Strength for Today and Bright Hope for Tomorrow

Volume 11 : 10 October 2011
ISSN 1930-2940

Managing Editor: M. S. Thirumalai, Ph.D.
Editors: B. Mallikarjun, Ph.D.
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         G. Baskaran, Ph.D.
         L. Ramamoorthy, Ph.D.





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Impact of the Academic Interest of Principals on the Professional Development of the Faculty Members

Zia Ullah Abbasi, Ph.D. (Education) Scholar
Ali Murtaza, Ph.D.
Muhammad Riaz, Ph.D. (Education) Scholar


The study was aimed to study the “Impact of the Academic Interest of Principal on the Professional Development of Faculty Members”The main objectives of the study were to describe the areas of academic interest of headmaster, to identify the provision of academic activities by the headmaster and to evaluate the impact of academic interest of principal on the professional development of the faculty members. This study was descriptive by nature and survey method was used to collect the data. The sample of 100 Secondary School Teachers and 20 Head Teachers of Govt. Boys Secondary Schools of Rawalpindi City were selected randomly out of the population of 185 Secondary School Teachers and 20 Head Teacher of same secondary level schools. Data were collected personally. Questionnaires were used to collect the data. The data were analysed by using simple percentage and mean scores.

Main findings of the study were; the head teachers working in the Govt. Secondary Schools are skilful managers and they have sound professional vision. They monitor the school activities regularly, do surprise visits of the classes, and appreciate their subordinates on good performance, use guidance and counselling for improvement of teachers’ performance. Head teachers do not take care of evaluation of the teachers, correction in teachers’ work through their supervision. The head teachers refrain to use of incentives for teachers’ motivation. But, in spite of all this, the supervision by the head teachers to remove the errors of the teachers’ work is lacking there.

The main recommendations of the study were: There may be a system of proper, regular and scheduled evaluation by the head teachers in the schools. Gray areas may be improved by the continuous supervision of the head teacher. Teachers may be reinforced with the help of incentives by the head teachers. To enable the head teachers to give positive input in the professional development of their assistant teachers, there may be a special training once in the period of every three years.


Education produces knowledge, skills and values. It is essential for civic order and citizenship; and for sustained economic growth and the reduction of poverty. Education is also about culture. Education is actually the main instrument for disseminating the accomplishments of human civilization.

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Zia Ullah Abbasi, Ph.D. (Education) Scholar
Preston University, Islamabad
Headmaster, Government High School Kror, Rawalpindi
Punjab Education Department
Pakistan 40000

Ali Murtaza, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Preston University

Muhammad Riaz, Ph.D. (Education) Scholar
Preston University
Secondary School Teacher, Government High School, Dhamial, Rawalpindi
Punjab Education Department
Pakistan 40000

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