This study aims to uncover the training needs required for the teachers of the first three primary school grades according to the principles of sustainable professional development from the viewpoint of school principals in Jordan. The descriptive and analytical method was used, and to achieve the goal of the study, a questionnaire was developed consisting of 57 items distributed in four areas: planning, teaching strategies, classroom management, human relations, and evaluation strategies and tools. The study was applied to a sample consisting of 33 female principals from public schools in the Jordanian Directorate of Education of Ain Al-Basha for the academic year 2020/2021. The results showed that the training needs of the teachers of the first three primary school grades from the viewpoint of the school principals were high, whether in the main four fields of study or even the paragraphs within the same field. Their arrangement of the order of needs came as follows: (evaluation strategies and tools, classroom management and human relations, teaching strategies, and planning). The results also showed that there are statistically significant differences at the level of significance α≥0.05 for school principals’ responses to training needs in the fields of planning and teaching strategies in favor of female principals with experience of 10 years or more. Whereas there are no statistically significant differences at the level of the significance of α≥0.05 for responses of school principals to training needs in the fields of classroom management and human relations, assessment strategies, and tools attributed to the experience variable. In light of the results, it is recommended that training programs should be chosen according to the actual needs of teachers, with the participation of school principals in their preparation, and further studies should be conducted on other samples to accurately determine their needs and work to satisfy them.
muhaisen, M. and Muhaisen, M.
"The Training Needs of Primary School Teachers According to the Principles of Sustainable Professional Development,"
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