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This study examined the evaluation of cooperating and student teacher’s concerns during teaching practice exercise and how they can be addressed for positive development in five schools of Federal college of Education Osiele, Abeokuta Ogun state. Fifty (50) students from five schools were selected as samples. The structural questionnaire was the main instrument use to collect the data and the data was analyzed through descriptive statistics in form of simple percentage and frequency counts findings revealed that teaching could be well refer to as process of making things known to others or sharing with them in an organized schools for improving, adding attribute and attaching value to teaching. Student teachers have to interpret the classroom situation through explanatory actions and reflect in actions. It was confirmed from questionnaire that lack of confidence before pupils is causes by unpreparedness. Finally, the researcher concluded that student teachers must learn to take responsibility, confidence and improve upon their classroom management skills.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1.2 Statement of Problem
1.3 Purpose of the Study
1.4 Researching Questions
1.5 Significance of the Study
1.6 Scope of the Study
1.7 Definition of Terms
2.0 Literature Review
2.1 Concept of Teaching Practice
2.2 Concerns of Teaching Practice
2.3 Importance of Teaching Practice
2.4 Roles of the Teaching Practice Teachers
2.5 Roles of a Co-operating Teacher
2.6 Relationships between Teaching Practice Teachers and
2.7 Effect of the Co-operating Teacher on the Teaching Practice Teacher
2.8 Assessing the Teaching Practice Teacher
2.9 Problems Encountered by Teaching Practice Teacher During
2.10 Anxiety Inducing Areas and Concerns of Teaching Practice Teacher
2.11 Common Faults Exhibited by Teaching Practice Teacher
2.12 ClainsThrough Teaching Practice
3.2 Area of Study
3.3 Research Design
3.4 Target Population
3.5 Sampling Techniques and Sample
3.6 Administration of Instruments
3.7 Method of Data Analysis
4.0 Presentation and Data Analysis
5.0 Summary, Conclusions and Recommendations
Teaching practice exercise is a central issue on the training of would be professional teachers. Any ideal profession requires some characteristics trait and qualities that must be satisfied for it is to be regarded. Teaching is widely recognized as one of the major professions would over. Thus, there is much need for it to meet up with the basic requirements of a profession. Apart from the provision of social services, possession of professional ethnics and practice autonomy, the training of intending professional both in theoretical and practical skills and crucial.
Teaching is intended to expose students to the needed practical aspect of their chosen career (Jegede 2009). The prospective professional teachers are there by acquainted with the basic tools to cope with the challenges of their career.
Teaching is an age long profession and as such the commonest of all. Teaching is a process of impacting knowledge into the students by someone regarded to be more knowledge i.e the teacher.
Many notions are conceived by people of teaching or what it involves to teach, the commonest is that of a teacher standing in front of some learners in the classroom holding writing materials (chalkboard or board marker) and presenting some learning task to them (cohel at al 2015).
However, Barth 2005, viewed teaching in three ways:
From these perspectives of Buth 2005, it can be inferred that teaching is a profession that provides a special service for a set of people. The major focus of any teaching encounter is the impartation of knowledge and skills capable of developing the learners to become a functional member of his/her society.
This aligns with the view of Oyekan(2006) that teaching is an all purpose profession engage in human resources development for individual and economic growth. It thus becomes imperative that prospective teachers be exposed to programme that would inculcate in them desirable teaching traits and competence.
Ogbaz in Jegede, (2009) noted that one of the problems of industrial development in Nigeria is that of inadequately of sufficiently trained human resources.
These much needed resources were enumerated by Jegede (2009) to include qualified teachers and workshop attendants and felt that there should be joint involvement between the institutions and the industrial world to produce skilled graduates that would adequately serve the society.
Barth (2009) as well organized that students are expected to be exposed some relevant activities during their training that will provide them with the desired practice skills. Teaching practice exercise is an effective means of helping pre-service teachers learn about reflect upon effective training practice, it provides a link between theory and practice.
This agrees with the opinion of Ethien (2009) that work experience develop confidence and personally as well as increases awareness of one’s responsibility as a youth in the community by getting assists the students to have insight into the stress and tension that may be experienced in the transition from school to school.
1.2 STATEMENT OF PROBLEM
Teaching practice is a period when student teachers are given opportunity to try the art of teaching before actually getting into the real world of teaching profession. Inspite of the observed relevance and purpose of the teaching practice in teacher preparatory programme, a number of challenges appear to hamper realization of its objectives in the professional growth of students in training. Many student teachers get agitated about entering the classrooms to take up teaching tasks in unfamiliar environment. According to Kiggundu and Nayimuli (2009) such mixed feelings can contribute to the making or discouraging of student teacher.
However, it is observed that this period of practice is riddled with so many problems for these students on teaching practice, thereby making improved knowledge sometimes a mirage. This study therefore seeks to find out the problems facing teaching practice teachers on teaching practice and means of alleviating them
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY
The purpose of this study is to examine the analysis of problems of teaching practice teachers in Nigeria and suggest solutions in order to remedy the already existing problems.
Basically, the purpose is aimed at the following:
1.4 RESEARCHING QUESTIONS
The under listed questions are formulated for the purpose of this research.
1.5 SIGNIGICANCE OF THE STUDY
It is expected that the results of the study will make the teaching policy makers, curriculum developers, and administrators from both institutions and others sharing the same characteristics with them to see the need for an improvement in teaching practice exercise and the entire teacher education programme in general. The result of the study is also expected to take teaching to an enviable position occupied by other professional that are highly celebrated like medicine, engineering, and law. The findings of this research work will go a long way in making the teaching practice exercise a befitting one for the following persons or bodies.
This study is significant in the sense that, it will reveal the problems facing teaching practice teachers during teaching practice exercise and how they can be solved.
1.6 SCOPE OF THE STUDY
The project deals with analysis of problems of teaching practice teachers in Nigeria and how they can be addressed for positive development. A case study of Federal College of Education Osiele, Abeokuta.The target population is to be derived from the five schools in Federal College of Education such as:
1.7 DEFINITION OF TERMS
Profession: Profession is a vocation founded upon specialized educational training, the purpose of which is to supply disinterested objectives counsel and services to others, for a direct and definite compensation wholly apart from expectation of other business gain.
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