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Student Teachers’ Attitude towards Teaching Practice

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Abstract

The study was guided by three research questions and two hypotheses. The survey design was adopted for the study. A sample of 163 student teachers constituted the study. A questionnaire tagged Student Teachers Attitude Questionnaire (STAQ) was used to collect data on the attitude of student teachers while performance of student teachers were secondary data obtained from teaching practice coordinator of the Institute of Education. The data collected were analysed using weighted mean, mean and standard deviation, analysis of variance (ANOVA) and t-test statistics. The result indicated that on the overall, student teachers had negative attitude towards teaching practice. The result also indicated a significant difference in performance of student teachers’ based on their attitude while a non-significant difference existed between male and female student teachers given their attitude. In view of this, it was recommended that the University of Uyo should ensure that all student teachers are properly groomed in all teaching and pedagogy courses before proceeding on teaching practice.

Keywords

Teaching Practice
Student Teachers
Attitude

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The author (s) declare that the research was conducted in the absence of any commercial or financial relationships that could be construed as a potential conflict of interest.

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T. G., O.-A. (2021). Student Teachers’ Attitude towards Teaching Practice. International Journal of Culture and Modernity, 8, 6–17. Retrieved from https://ijcm.academicjournal.io/index.php/ijcm/article/view/59
  • Submitted
    10 September 2021
  • Revised
    10 September 2021
  • Published
    10 September 2021