An Investigation of the Gender Disparity in the Teaching Abilities of Trainee Teachers By Mrs. Mirza Humaira Batul


The gender gap in trainee instructors’ teaching ability is the subject of this research investigation. The results of this study offer insightful information on potential gender-specific problems or advantages in teacher preparation programs. The primary objectives of this study are to learn more about the trainee instructors’ general state of teaching ability. to look at the teaching aptitude of B.Ed. students, both male and female, in relation to each other. and to contrast the B.Ed. student teachers’ respective teaching aptitudes, male and female. The researcher employed a survey approach for the current investigation. Smt. Shamim Karim and Prof. Ashok Kumar Dixit’s Teaching Ability Test Battery (TATB) was used by the researcher to assess the B.ED. Candidates’ teaching abilities. The sample for this study consists of 200 B.Ed. trainee teachers, 100 of whom are female and 100 of whom are male, who were selected at random from five different colleges in the city of Aurangabad. The t-test, mean, and S.D. are used to analyze the data. The average teaching aptitude score for trainee teachers is 380.42, with a standard deviation of 64.04 among all 200 B.Ed. students, according to the findings. Out of 100 female trainee teachers, the mean teaching aptitude of B.Ed. students is 183.27, with a standard deviation of 32.48. The mean and SD for the male B.Ed. student are 197.15 and 31.56, respectively. At the 0.01 level of significance, the t-value for both the female and male groups is -3.88, which is smaller than the value in the table (1.64). Consequently, there is no discernible difference between the mean for men and women. As a result, the null hypothesis is accepted.

Keywords: gender disparity, aptitude, teaching aptitude 

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