Mathematics Education ForumOctober 2009, Vol. 11, Issue 26. Year 13, pp 34-38
A Study on Relationship Between StudentAchievement and Teacher’s Qualification in MathematicsDr. Indra KumariBajracharya
Teachers are one of the most important resources of theeducational system in any country. Thus, teacher is the central factorin the educational system. Teacher's educational background,qualification, professional skills and competence also determine thequality of education. Teachers’ role is always prominent in improvingstudent achievement. The testimony of formal education is thequalification of a teacher. Teacher’s qualification is one of theimportant teacher related variables, which is directly related to studentachievement. It has significant effect on education in developingcountries (Lockheed
: 1988). Hanushek has reviewed 96researches pursued on educational effectiveness in developingcountries in 1994. Based on this review, he noticed that 35 researchesidentified teachers’ qualification to be positively significant in studentachievement. Hence, it concludes that qualification of teachers asvariable has significant role on student achievement in mathematics.Similarly, Loxley also concludes on the basis of a research pursued inBotswana in 1984 that qualification of teacher is positively significantin mathematics achievement.Shrestha (1999) has conducted a research to assessachievement of grade five students in mathematics in terms of teachers' qualification. He studied three groups of student samplescomprised of those taught by the trained teachers with S.L.C.,
Dr. Bajracharya is an
Associate Professor of Mathematics Education, Mahendra RatnaCampus, Tahachal, Kathmandu.