Evaluation of the Challenges Facing Prospective Teachers During Teaching Practice for Effective Teacher Production in Tertiary Education in Anambra State, Nigeria


Authors : Onyekwelu, Raphael Azubuike

Volume/Issue : Volume 8 - 2023, Issue 11 - November

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.10082549

Abstract : This study which evaluated the challenges facing prospective teachers during teaching practice for effective teacher production was guided by one research question and one hypothesis. Descriptive survey research design was engaged. The population of the study comprised 6 public tertiary institutions in Anambra State with about 2,456 level three students in teacher education. Total enumeration sampling technique was utilized thus all the 6 government tertiary institutions were used for the study. 983 students were drawn from 2,456 representing 40% of the entire population. The researcher designed an instrument entitled “Evaluation of the Challenges of Prospective Teachers Educational Instrument” (ECPTEI) which was used to draw out information from the respondents. The validity of the instrument was guaranteed while test retest method was used to test the reliability of the instrument. The result was exposed to Cronbach Alpha method which gave rise to the coefficient value of 0.82 which is considered adequate for the study. Mean, percentage and frequency counts were used to answer the research question while t-test was used to test the hypothesis. The findings revealed that prospective teachers are faced with enormous challenges like lack of accommodation, lack of finance among others during their teaching practice. The researcher therefore recommended that the host institution should use their good office to assist the students in seeking and off-setting accommodations before sending them out to the teaching practice schools to enable them settle down easily for the tasks ahead hence effective teacher production.

Keywords : Evaluation, Challenges, Prospective Teachers, Teaching Practice and Teacher Production.

This study which evaluated the challenges facing prospective teachers during teaching practice for effective teacher production was guided by one research question and one hypothesis. Descriptive survey research design was engaged. The population of the study comprised 6 public tertiary institutions in Anambra State with about 2,456 level three students in teacher education. Total enumeration sampling technique was utilized thus all the 6 government tertiary institutions were used for the study. 983 students were drawn from 2,456 representing 40% of the entire population. The researcher designed an instrument entitled “Evaluation of the Challenges of Prospective Teachers Educational Instrument” (ECPTEI) which was used to draw out information from the respondents. The validity of the instrument was guaranteed while test retest method was used to test the reliability of the instrument. The result was exposed to Cronbach Alpha method which gave rise to the coefficient value of 0.82 which is considered adequate for the study. Mean, percentage and frequency counts were used to answer the research question while t-test was used to test the hypothesis. The findings revealed that prospective teachers are faced with enormous challenges like lack of accommodation, lack of finance among others during their teaching practice. The researcher therefore recommended that the host institution should use their good office to assist the students in seeking and off-setting accommodations before sending them out to the teaching practice schools to enable them settle down easily for the tasks ahead hence effective teacher production.

Keywords : Evaluation, Challenges, Prospective Teachers, Teaching Practice and Teacher Production.

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