International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

IS THE ACADEMICS OF THE CHILD INFLUENCED BY THE TEACHERS; A CASE OF PAKISTANI SCHOOL TEACHERS
Abdul Qayyum Chauhdary, Muhammad Athar Hussain

Abstract
Understanding the needs and interests of the children is a key area that the teacher should focus on. Academic achievement of slow learners demands for a motivating attitude on the part of the teachers. This paper describes the attitude of teachers towards slow learners’ academic achievement. The sample was 300 teachers working in Public sector Elementary schools of Lahore district. A questionnaire consisted of 20 items was prepared for the teachers that was used as a basic tool for the collection of data for the study. The collected data was analyzed. Results showed that majority of the teacher agreed that slow learners should be grouped in the class by their abilities and the class size should be small. Data showed that teachers were of the view that slow learners needed interactive teaching methodology and curriculum contents should be meet the needs and interests of the slow learners in the class. Teachers also opined that positive attitude towards slow learners made them active. Slow learners also needed special subjects and their choice should be kept in mind. It is recommended that the strategies need to be changed to bring positive results in the academic achievements of the slow learners.

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