This study analyzed
the problem of student teacher during teaching practice exercise.
Three (3) null hypotheses where
formulated to guide the study.
The population of the study
comprised of the student in the faculty of education in Ughelli North Local
Government Area Delta State.
The sample of the study was draw
from the faculty of education, Ughelli North Local Government Area Delta State.
The year one student of the various departments under the institute of
education Ughelli North Local Government Area Delta State made up the sample
for this study.
The design of he study was the
used for the study was the questionnaire. The questionnaire was meant to be
completed by education students.
The data collected was analyzed
using the percentage. The researcher administered a total of one hundred
the result recommendation were made, some them are as follows:
About 75% of the respondents agreed that many
students teachers are unable to differentiate between the weeds of the
individual child rather they teat each alike.
About 69% of respondents agreed on this problem of
improper control and wrong disciplinary measure on the student teacher
resulting to the tumbling of the student teacher in the classroom.
Financial problem is another area about 88% of the
respondents agreed on this as a major problem.
as a profession like any other profession has prescribed services it renders to
any human society. It is therefore; absolutely necessary for many individuals
who went to become a teacher to acquire skills and demands.
Students teaching practice is one of such relevant
factors in teacher’s education programme.
practice is an “integral part” of teacher education which occupies a phase of
its own, during the phase, there will be teacher sent out by his training institution
(of lower level). For the purpose of putting into practice the skills he has
learnt under the supervision of an experienced teacher.
student teacher should be made to realize that only teacher who has passed both
theory paper and compulsory practical training examination are considered
trained and certified. No student teacher is considered fit the award of a pass
grade in teaching unless he or she successfully fulfills the prescribed
practice regarded as a core course of teacher education programmes, which
affords student teachers the opportunity to face the realities of their
professional career. The exercise enables the student teacher to adjust and
overcome some of the practical problems of teaching often encountered in the
teacher who is able to examine a problem from a variety of perspective has the
advantage of being in a position to use different approaches.
Furthermore, he is also likely to
perceive him self as a factor in the problem under consideration.
of teaching practice in teacher education programmed cannot be over emphasized.
It is the crucial period the teacher put into practical, the student teacher
encountered a lot of difficulties (problems) which they have to grapple with
for effective teaching learning to place.
North Local Government Area Delta State, teaching practice is important to the
student’s teacher’s understanding the appreciation of the principles of child
growth and action to the teaching learning process. Presently, there has been a
lot of concern about teaching practice in Ughelli North Local Government Area
Delta State, it’s especially on it effectiveness and purpose. The concern have
been variously expressed by educationist in the Faculty of Education in Ughelli
North Local Government Area Delta State, student themselves and the general
public thought of book written by some of the journal and mass media.
the assumption that not every body can teach effectively and teachers are made,
not born. It therefore follows that in Ughelli North Local Government Area
Delta State, teachers can be aided to acquire practice knowledge, skill and
attitude to good teaching.
has it own problem which professional teachers try to overcome by teaching
practice. Because the student is still practicing teaching he/she is confronted
by peculiar problems.
the problems faced by the student teacher are:
management and control.
facilities in practicing school.
Poor method of
usage of teaching aids.
Inability to differentiate
between the needs of the individual child and
Is there any
relationship between the attitude or practicing school and student teacher
performance during teaching practice?
Is there any
relationship between self-confidence of the student teacher and his performance
during teaching practice?
Is there any
relationship between availability of teaching aids and student teacher’s
performance during teaching practice?
Hypotheses 1: There is no significant relationship between the
attitude of practicing school and student teacher’s performance during teaching
Hypotheses 2: There is no significant relationship between
self-confidence of the student teacher and his performance during teaching
Hypotheses 3: There is no significant relationship between
availability of teaching aids and student teacher’s performance during teaching
Purpose of the
purpose of the study is to highlight the problems most student teachers in Ughelli
North Local Government Area Delta State as well as other institution encounter
during teaching practice. How those constitute problems and consequences on
students teachers and teaching in general.
student also tried to find the major threat that attempt to weaken this pragramme
of the Study
benefit that could be derived from the outcome of this research work are as
provide the student teachers with useful information on likely problems they
are going to face during teaching practice and to make them prepared to
overcome these problems.
It could make
the student teacher to be, and are of what the teaching profession demands and
what it takes to be a good teacher and function properly in a school
It enables the
supervision and teaching organizers to know the various problems student
teachers face during teaching practice.
The State and
Federal Ministries of Education would be aware of the problems student teachers
encounter whenever they are out on teaching practice and this would enable then
to provide lasting solution to those problems.
outcome of this would increase the volume of literature for student teacher in Ughelli
North Local Government Area Delta State as well as other institution, during
Scope of the
study is restricted to the analysis of the problems of student teachers during
teaching practice exercise. Teaching practice, as an exercise is included in
the education programme of all teachers producing institutions.
therefore means that what obtain in one case in applicable in another case as
far as problems of teaching practice is concerned. However, in obtaining the
necessary data that aided the researcher final analysis and condition, the
study was restricted to Ughelli North Local Government Area Delta State alone,
both full time and part time student, where the researcher was able to tap
information from students who have at one time or the other done teaching
There is no doubt that during the course
of writing this project many limitations were faced some of them includes the
the time was a big constraints compared to the volume and quality of the work
to be done.
collection: this process passed a lot of limitation to this work due to source
of data mentioned may not be enough over the ones collected, were collected in
a rigorous form.
is also another limitation as a result of the fact that every stage of this
work needed finance beginning from the first stage to the last stage.
these are also limitation due to the preservation attitude of some people in
releasing vital information
The concepts are defined as they have been used in
Practice: It is an integral part of teaching
education which occupies a phase or its own.
Teacher: A college student in a Teacher
Training Institute, who went through required courses in the teacher education
programme before being assigned to a co-operating school for professional
Children: They are those that are below
average in their subject but they may be good in one or two subject their
intelligence quotient is much more below 100
Extrovert: They are the noisy, pushful type of children their
nurse grievances, they have no patience for work that needs thinking; they
prefer activities that involve action.
Introvert: They are the quiet types who really don’t speak out
their minds for people to know what they are thinking.
Different: Individual in variable differ from
one another in the extent of their growth and their development progress tends
not to be informed in all area within the individual e.g. physical growth may
progress at a different rate then intelligence growth.