Authors: Hassan Olusola1 & Olugbuyi Olusile2
1Faculty of Education, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, Ogun State, Nigeria
2Faculty of Education, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, Ogun State, Nigeria
Abstract: This study assessed the perception of two tertiary institutions prospective teachers’ on the Benefits of Teaching Practice in Ogun State. Survey research design was adopted for the study. A sample of four hundred students was randomly selected for the study. Prospective Teachers Perception on Teaching practice Benefits Questionnaire (PTPTPBQ) with the reliability coefficient of 0.80 was administered on the respondents. Data collected was analyzed using Mean Score, Charts, Percentages and t-test of significance. The study reveals that prospective teachers have low perception on the benefits of teaching practice also, finance and housing were the two major challenges faced by prospective teachers.. It is evident from the findings that there is need for concerted effort by school to orientate prospective teachers on the benefits of teaching practice. Also the major challenges faced by prospective teachers should also be addressed to allow them have good grasp from the benefits of teaching practice.
Keywords: Teaching practice, Benefits, Content Mastery, Pedagogical Knowledge, Challenges
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