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INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION AND RESEARCH - (IER)

 1.   INTRODUCTION:

The discipline of education is a foundation subject in social sciences crucially contributing towards the national development. Education is concerned with human resource development for efficient functioning of educational system. It is founded on scientific study of human behavior including teacher and students and the functioning of educational organizations at all levels. It covers all aspects of educational system from academic performance to zeal and motivation among teachers and students. Education is inter-disciplinary in its nature and have concern with human psychology, organizational behavior, leadership, economics of education, testing and measuring the performance of individual and institutions. Discipline of education is eligible to develop a boarder perspective among its students to prepare them for leadership roles to bring about positive social change in the educational institutions and society.   

2. HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSITY & THE INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION & RESEARCH

    The University of Balochistan was established in 1971 in Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan. It has more than 6000 students in one campus, 42 Different fields of studies and 07 faculties.

          The Institute of Education and Research was established in 1976 as Department of Education. It was given the status of Institute in 2015. At the time of its Inception, the following objectives were set forth for the Institute:

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To produce professional teachers, who have the theoretical knowledge and understanding, combined with practical skills, competencies and commitment to teach.

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To inculcate the habit of enquiry and seek the research based knowledge and with a view to improve teaching and learning in schools.

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Development of modern teaching skills and techniques.

The Institute is the premier teacher Education institution in Balochistan. The Institute at present provides facilities to train candidates. The one year Master of Education (M.Ed) program was introduced in 1976 to extend opportunities for an advance degree in the discipline of Education.

One year M.Ed, and B.Ed Evening program on self finance were launched in 1999 to provide opportunities for professional growth and development for working school teachers. A regular two year Master of Arts in Education (M.A Education) Program of studies was introduced in 2005 to provide pre-Service teacher Education and training.

In March 2011 the new Program ADE/ B.Ed ( Hons) was introduced by the support of USAID & Pre-STEP. It is a Pre-Service teacher education Program that can provide the better teacher to the Province. 

The Department of Education has upgraded as Institute of Education and Research (IER) in 2015. The institute has comprises three broad Departments.

The different programs of the institute as accredited in July 2013, for the next three years (2016). E.g.. M.Ed (Morning/ Evening) B.Ed (Evening) And B.Ed (H) programs. The benefit of accreditation will be that now our degree can be accepted as (accredited program degree) internationally.

Recently all the courses for B.Ed, B.Ed (H) & M.Ed have been revised and different specializations have been started in M.Ed Program. The Institute from this academic session is starting its M.Phil (Education) classes.

 The institute started the Bi-Annual Journal, the first journal will be publish in July, 2015.

3.  MISSION STATEMENT:

    The Institute strives for quality Education for Pre and In-service teachers and educational managers through offering research-based program, providing collaborative and effective academic environment to meet the educational needs of the society.

4 . VISSION STATEMENT:

    The Institute aims to engage partners to create a Centre of Excellence by strengthening, its faculty, improving infrastructure, and setting policies and procedures to foster quality  education.

5.  VALUE STATEMENT:

        The Institute operates on core values of commitment, creativity, responsiveness and respect to others to serve the community.

     CONTACT INFORMATION:

      Institute of Education and Research (IER), University of Balochistan, Quetta

     Phone: +92-81-9211245, (Intercom:1212/ 1214)

     Fax:     +92-81-9211245

     Email:  jehr@uob.edu.pk

 


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