The university of Zambia school teaching experience: is it effective?

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Manchishi, Peter Chomba
Mwanza, David Sani
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Excellence in Higher Education
Teaching practice exercises serve the purpose of orienting the teacher into real classroom situations where the novice puts his or her skills into practice. Education students at the University of Zambia (UNZA) go through the school teaching experience after their third year of study. This comes after they have arguably completed enough content and methodology courses to teach. The purpose of this study was to establish the effectiveness of the UNZA school teaching experience. The research instruments used were interview guides, observation checklists, and focus group discussions. The respondents included 80 serving teachers, 80 student teachers, and 10 head teachers drawn from 10 high schools in the Lusaka District. In addition, 10 lecturers from UNZA were also sampled. The findings revealed that the design and delivery of the UNZA student teaching experience was not effective.
school teaching experience , zambia , teacher training , student teaching , higher education
Manchishi, P.C., & Mwanza, D.S. (2013). The University of Zambia School Teaching Experience: Is It Effective? Excellence in Higher Education, 4(2), 61- 77