This study examines the evaluation of the
problems faced by students during teaching practice: a case study of Abudu
Campus. The study examined if the necessary teaching aids were provided for
student teachers in their schools of practice. It also tried to find out if the
amount of work lead given to them. Moreover, the study also tried to look at
the issue of non provision of accommodation, non provision of incentives and
lack of office facilities as problem faced by them during teaching practice.
Furthermore, the study also examined classroom management and control, finally
the preparation of lesson note by student teachers in their schools of
practices during teaching practice exercise. A total of two hundred (200)
questionnaires were distributed to 2009/2010 academic year session. The
findings revealed the majority of student teachers do not have the necessary
teaching aids for effective teaching. More than half of the student teachers agreed
that they were given the amount of work load. They can cope within their
schools of practice, furthermore, the non provision of accommodation and
incentive is a problem faced by the student teachers during teaching practice
Introduction/background of the study
Statement of the problem
Scope of the study
Purpose of the study
Significance of the study
Definition of terms
Inadequate management and control
Non provision of incentives for student teachers
Improper lesson plan/lesson note
Area of study
Sample and sampling techniques
Instrument for data collection
Method of data analysis
Data analysis and discussion of results
Summary, conclusion and recommendations
BACKGROUND TO STUDY
stage in life is faced with its own problem, some are inherited and be minimized
while others are not and have solution but due to man’s inability to proof
difficulties away in life at one time or the other life is surrounded. The
Nigeria students are faced with a number of problems which affect their
academic as a result of this lost interest in their academic work. Furthermore,
insecurity problem is another difficult being faced by students in tertiary
institutions, secret cult members pose a threat to a number of students who are
not parts of them, large number of students have been injured, while others
have lost their lives.
practice has been defined by Ndagi (1980) as the teaching which those training
for teaching or any education work are engaged in a specified period of time on
graduation under a supervisor or supervisor guiding, directing and assessing
trainee teacher. In some cases, the student teachers first under studies a
master craftman that under a classroom teacher before he or she starts to
teach. It is a very important scheme which has been in existence since the
introduction of education course in teacher training certificates (T. T. C.),
Nigeria Certificate in Education (N. C. E.), programme make teaching practice
compulsory and no candidate is awarded certificate until teaching practice like
house-manship in the training by medical doctors is the most important e1lement
in the professional training of teachers across the world. The importance of
teaching practice in teacher education programme cannot be overemphasized. It
is the crucial periods of the theoretical concept in translating theory into
practice the student teachers have been facing a lot of difficulties which they
have dealt with for effective teaching and learning to take place. This
research work will therefore attempt to discuss and investigate the
difficulties the student teachers undergo and will finally suggest ways for
which teaching practice exercise can be improved.
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM
teachers faced some problems during teaching practice (finance, material) in
our schools because they are perhaps not well taught or made to realize the
importance of this programme and likely problems he or she might face during
the exercise. In some situations it means that their interest in the teaching
practice have not been motivated. For the goal of teaching to be achieved in
Nigeria. It will be necessary for the ministry of education at all levels of
government to find solutions to the problem being faced by the student teachers
during the teaching practice exercise. Such problems include lack of
instructional materials, incentives, accommodation and office facilities for
the student teachers heavy work load given to the student teachers, lack of
cooperation from their practicing schools attitude of the pupils towards the
student teachers and difficulty on the part of student teacher to manage his
class effectively etc. the extent to which these problems are being addressed
and recommendation made constitute the problem of study.
SCOPE OF STUDY
problems are limited to student teachers during teaching practice exercise and
its common to all the student teachers in Nigeria schools.
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY
purposes of this study are as follows:
1.Examine the various methods adopted by student
teachers during their teaching practice
2.To investigate the problems faced by student
teachers during teaching practice
3.To suggest possible solutions to the problems of
student teachers during teaching practices in our schools.
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
study will contribute immensely toward improving the standard of teaching
practice exercise. The students become significant as if highlights the
problems controlling student teachers in teaching practice and how these
problems can be solved. The result of the finding will be of great values to
the government, students and school administrators, the government will be
aware of the problems student teachers face when ever they go on teaching
practice and this enables them to provide adequate facilities to schools.
also contribute a great deal toward student teachers’ realization of some
problems they are likely to face during the teaching practice exercise and
prepare themselves against the problems before they go out for the task. This
work will also enable the supervisors and teaching practice organizers to
appreciate the problems student teachers face during teaching practices.
study is based on the following research questions
1.Do the student teachers have the necessary
teaching facilities in the schools of practices?
2.Are the student teachers given the amount of
work load they can cope with in their practicing schools?
3.Is the non provision of accommodation problem
faced by student teachers?
4.Does the lack of office facilities for the
student teachers constitute a problem faced by them during teaching practice
5.Are there incentives given by schools to student
6.Do student teachers find it easy to control
their students in the practicing schools?
7. Do student teachers find it easy to
prepare a lesson note?
DEFINITION OF TERMS
in form of cash or material items given to student teachers.
Instructional methods: the
discussion method is one in which the students and the teacher exchange their
ideals in order to get a better understanding of a topic. It can be a whole
period or be a part of a lesson.
act of giving out instruction for the purpose of imparting knowledge from one
person to another or a group of people.
means to gain knowledge of skill by study. Practice or being taught (Oxford
Advanced Learners Dictionary).
Lecture method: this
is one of the most widely used method of teaching, the teacher talk
continuously to the students, take note of facts or ideas that are important to
the lesson been taught.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY
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