TEACHING PRACTICE EXPERIENCES OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION STUDENT-TEACHERS:…
The purpose of the study is to investigate the challenges facing the computer and integrated science students teachers during their teaching practice exercise and the possible panacea. To guide the study, six research questions and two research hypotheses were structured and used.
The researchers used case study which cover all the 2007/2008 computer and integrated science final year student of the school of science education, Enugu State college of education (Technical), Enugu. A sample of 110 final year students were selected for the study through proportionate simple random sampling techniques from all the department unde school of science education. Questionnaires were used to collect data after scrutining for face validation by research experts including the researchersâ€™ supervisor. One hundred and ten questionnaire copies were distributed to the respondents (student, teachers) and exactly the same numbers were collected back after filling. The collected data were analyzed using likert nominal scale mean value correlation with the computed table mean value using the formular of appendix 3.0 findings of the study have shown that computer and integrated science student teachers are faced with a lot of personal, institutional organization and staff, supervision, pupils and classroom/laboratories equipments challenges. Based on the findings of the research, some remedies were suggested and recommendations adduced.