Classroom Teaching Problems of Pre-service Teachers and their Relationship with the Students’ Demographic Characteristics

By Bosede Abimbola Adesina and Olusola Joseph Ehindero.

Published by The International Journal of Pedagogy and Curriculum

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This study examined classroom related problems encountered by pre-service teachers in Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. It also determined the relationship of the problems to some demographic characteristics like type of school, age of pre-service teacher, sex, pre-service experience and students’ academic grades. Data for the study was collected through survey. Ten different classroom teaching problems were identified. Some of the problems identified were related to the students’ demographic characteristics. The study concluded that teaching practice exercise is an important component of Teacher Education Programme since it exposes pre-service teachers to potential challenges in the teaching profession

Keywords: Pre-Service Teachers, Teaching Practice Exercise, Classroom Teaching Problems

The International Journal of Pedagogy and Curriculum, Volume 22, Issue 3, September 2015, pp.37-47. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 406.823KB).

Bosede Abimbola Adesina

Lecturer II, Department of Special Education and Curriculum Studies, Faculty of Education, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, Ile-Ife, Osun, Nigeria

Olusola Joseph Ehindero

Professor, Special Education and Curriculum Studies, Faculty of Education, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria

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