Primary Education Journal
The Diploma in Primary Education (DPEd) is one of the significant advances of TED plan in Bangladesh. For ensuring quality primary education we need quality teachers whereas DPEd helps a lot. The main objective of this study is to explore the policy and practice issues for implementing DPEd at government primary schools. This study has followed qualitative research design as fundamental. Although it has been guided by empirical research method to collect and analyze the data, those data have been collected from both primary and secondary sources to meet the research questions. Using qualitative analysis method, it is found that DPEd has strong policy direction while the trainee teachers are facing different obstacles like as heavy academic works, extensive non-academic work, physical/mental sickness, non-cooperation of head teachers, assistant teachers and family members, reluctance of trainees, improper instructions, insolence of officials, imbalance of time and workload. This study recommended reduction of workload at fourth term and ensuring strong collaboration with PTIs and schools, close monitoring, mentoring and supervision for trainee teachers.
Rabeya Khatun and Muhammad Salahuddin. "Practicing Diploma in Primary Education at Government Primary Schools: Policy and Reality" (2019). Education, Health & Behavior Studies Student Publications. 3.