Perceived effectiveness of special B.Ed.-ODL programme of NSOU in West Bengal
In this study focused on the assessment of the effectiveness of special B.Ed.-ODL programme of Netaji Subhas Open University (NSOU) in West Bengal on the basis of perception of pupil-teachers enrolled in this programme with relation to their age, gender, caste, habitat, marital status, educational qualifications and stream. Total 60 numbers of pupil-teachers of special B.Ed.-ODL Programme were selected as the sample of the study using convenient sampling and snowball sampling techniques from different Kolkata based study centres of NSOU in West Bengal. It was a cross sectional survey research. As tools ofdata collection the researcher used enrollment record of special B.Ed.-ODL Programme of NSOU and a self-developed semi-standardized perception scale namely “Perceived Effectiveness Scale on B.Ed.-ODL Programme for Pupil-teachers”. On the basis of the analysis and interpretation of the data it was found that female pupil-teachers’ enrollment in the programme is very discouraging; no significant difference was found in the perception of pupil-teachers towards effectiveness of Special B.Ed.-ODL Programme with regard to their age, gender, caste, habitat, marital status, educational qualification and stream. However it was also observed that this programme is effective as most of the pupil-teachers i.e. 41.7% showed positive and 56.7% showed moderate perception, and a negligible percentage of them i.e. 1.7% showed negative perceptions towards the effectiveness of this programme.