International Journal of Applied Science and Technology

ISSN 2221-0997 (Print), 2221-1004 (Online) 10.30845/ijast

The Pathology Of Primary Teachers’ Professional Development In Iran
Fouzieh Sabzian, Zurida Ismail, Sheikh Abdul Malik Mohamed Ismail, Kourosh Fathi Vajargah, Sedigheh Sodouri

There is a universal conformity that learning to teach is a continuing procedure. There has been growing recognition that teachers are the most important factor in student attainment. However, most of them especially new teachers are not adequately prepared to meet the requirements of their students, and many experienced teachers have yet to adjust to new standards. This paper examines how stakeholders understand the shortages of teachers’ professional development (TPD) with respect to in-service training for primary teachers. The aims of this paper are to define pathology, explain educational system in Iran, elaborate primary teacher education, clarify professional development, define teaching, discuss the necessity of pathology, state the necessity of teachers’ training, and explain teachers’ education.

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