Problems Faced by Master Trainers in Sign Language Skills Acquisition During In-service Training of Special Education Teachers at District Level Punjab


  • Muhammad Shoaib MPhil Graduate, Institute of Special Education, University of Punjab, Lahore-Pakistan
  • Ghulam Fatima Associate Professor, Institute of Special Education, University of the Punjab, Lahore-Pakistan
  • Muhammad Usman Baig MPhil Graduate, Institute of Special Education, University of the Punjab, Lahore-Pakistan



Sign Language, Skill Acquisition, Special Education Teacher, Training


Effectiveness of these in-service training ensure the productivity of special education teachers and ultimately betterment of teaching-learning environment in the special education institutes.  The research titled; issues encountered by master trainers using sign language skills In Punjab, acquisition occurred during in-service training for special education teachers at the district level. The study investigated the obstacles encountered by master trainers when providing special education teacher training, as well as the administrative issues encountered by master trainers during imparting training to special education teachers. The current investigation was descriptive in nature. The data was collected from Special Educators (HI) serving in special education institutes of Punjab through a self-constructed questionnaire which comprises of 32 statements. Instrument was validated through expert opinion and through chronbach Alpha test. The sample of the study was comprised on 100 teachers of students with hearing impairment of which 69 females and 31 were males teachers serving in special education institutes of Punjab. Sample was taken from 5 division of Punjab Lahore, Gujranwala, Rawalpindi, Sahiwal, Multan and 20 teachers from each division. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to code the data and analyse it. The major findings revealed that it takes time to establish such techniques and materials to fulfil the demands of special education teachers throughout training. This research was very helpful in bringing new inclinations in the Department of special education for providing a balanced approach towards the professional and personal needs of teachers and trainers. It also helps to understand that teacher training is a difficult, multi-layered undertaking that must be carefully planned, implemented, and critically evaluated against the desired goals. Conclusions were reached, and recommendations were made to the department of special education's management (in-service teacher training college).


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How to Cite

Shoaib , M. ., Fatima, G. . ., & Baig , M. U. . (2023). Problems Faced by Master Trainers in Sign Language Skills Acquisition During In-service Training of Special Education Teachers at District Level Punjab. Review of Education, Administration & Law, 6(2), 241-251.