The study attempted to identify the attitudes of UNRWA in-service school teachers towards the Diploma to B.A. upgrading program implemented by the University College of Educational Sciences. It also tried to identify the statistically significant differences in the means attributed to the variables of gender, subject of specialization and work experience. The population of the study which comprised (309) consisted of all UNRWA male and female school teachers holding diplomas in the subjects of Elementary Lower Education, Arabic Language, Math and Science and working in the UNRWA education areas in the West Bank: Nablus, Hebron and Jerusalem. Apurposive sample of (111) male and female teachers from Jerusalem area was chosen as arepresentative of the population of the study. Aquestionnaire was used to identifythe teachers' attitudes. Upon completing the questionnaires by all subjects, data was analyzed using the SPSS statistical application. The results of the study showed that the school teachers' attitudes concerning the upgrading program were positive. All domains obtained (3.22) means and (64.32 %) percentage. With respect to the variables of the study, the results revealed the following: There were no statistically significant differences in teachers' attitudes towards the upgrading program attributed to the variable of gender, and the variable of work experience (years in duty). Ana there were statistically significant differences in teachers' attitudes towards the upgrading program attributed to the variable of subject of specialization for the benefit of Arabic Language teachers whose attitudes were the least positive in all domains of the study. In the light of the results of the study, the researchers recommended a number of recommendations; for example, school teachers should take part in selecting the appropriate time for implementing any upgrading programs.
Rummaneh, Nabil and Al-Khateeb, Mohammad
"The Attitudes of UNRWA in-Service School Teachers towards the Diploma to B.A. Upgrading Program Implemented by the University College of Educational Sciences,"
An-Najah University Journal for Research - B (Humanities): Vol. 29:
4, Article 3.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/anujr_b/vol29/iss4/3