Effectiveness of Parents Teacher Association (PTA) in Public Educational Institutions in Pakistan

Iqbal, Javid; Murtaza, Ali; Khan, Abdul Majeed
December 2011
Language in India;Dec2011, Vol. 11 Issue 12, p552
Academic Journal
The research study was launched to know the status of Parents Teacher Association (PTA) in the government school at Islamabad which is the capital of Pakistan. The main objectives of the study were; to explain the nature and status of the Parent Teacher Association: evaluate the practices and activities of PTA in educational institutions of Islamabad and identify the strengths and weaknesses in the functions of the Parents Teachers Association. This study was delimited on the Federal Government schools in Islamabad district only. The population of the study included all Principals working in the Federal Government Boys and Girls Secondary Schools and all the Chairmen of PTAs of the respective schools. The stratified random sampling technique was used to collect the data of the study. The 40 schools were randomly selected. The detail sample was as forty (40) Principals of the secondary schools and forty (40) elected Chairmen of the PTA of the respective schools. The questionnaire for Principals and chairmen was developed. The questionnaire items were consisted of 12 items. The items of the instruments were categorized into three parts: Access: It means role of PTA in increasing the enrollment. Quality: It means the role of PTA in enhancing the Quality of education. Retention: It means the role of PTA in decreasing the dropout ratio. The study concluded that Parent Teacher Association was functioning in all the Federal Government Schools of Islamabad. It was playing an important role in the educational institutions as well as in the country. But the meetings of the Executive Committees were not held accordingly, it was held casually. The decisions of the Executive Committee were not implemented and persuaded properly. All members of the Parents Teacher Association were not taking interest in the Schools and they were not giving appropriate time for schools. Mostly PTA members were not participating the school open days but it is healthy sign here that mostly members were took part in the final result. There is need to more strengthen the structure of Parents Teacher Association and it should play an active role to well integrate the school and community relationship.


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